In-Course Bursary

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University of Windsor In-Course Bursary Assistance for Students in Receipt of Government Student Assistance

If you would like to apply for general need-based assistance, you will be expected to have a completed government financial aid application, i.e. OSAP, indicating an assessment of financial need.  You will also be expected to claim your financial aid funding during the terms that it was awarded to you.  Failure to complete a government financial aid application and receive assistance will invalidate your eligibility for general need-based assistance.

To be considered, you must complete the UWinAward Profile in UWinsite Student.  If you have special circumstances that you would like considered, you must complete the appropriate question(s) within the profile.

Apply online for University of Windsor bursaries and other need-based assistance..

University of Windsor In-Course Bursary Assistance

Fall and/or Winter

Undergraduate students should complete the UWinAward profiles as soon as they are available.

Students who are assessed for OSAP for Fall Only
UWinAward Consideration Request deadline: October 15
Decision made by: early December

Students who are assessed for OSAP for Fall & Winter
UWinAward Consideration Request deadline:
 October 15
Decision made by: early December

Students who are assessed for OSAP for Winter Only or students assessed Fall/Winter but who missed the October 15 deadlineUWinAward Consideration Request deadline: January 31
Decision made by: mid-March

All fall/winter bursary allocations for students who applied by the October 15 deadline are paid to a student's winter tuition account as a credit (payment will be applied by mid-December) unless you are studying and receiving OSAP funding for the fall semester only.  Students studying fall only will have their bursary applied to their fall tuition account.

Important: If you withdraw from your studies, drop below 60% of a full course load in fall or decide not to return to full-time studies in Winter (i.e. to complete a co-op work term) after you have claimed your OSAP assistance on a fall/winter OSAP assessment, bursary assistance will be cancelled for the winter term as you will be overpaid in OSAP funding (students receive 60% of their fall/winter OSAP assessment in fall).  If however, you complete the fall term and are not returning for the winter AND you repay your OSAP overpayment in full prior to November 30, please notify the Student Awards Office as consideration for fall only may be given.

Graduate Students: The University of Windsor Graduate Student Bursary will open up on August 1 and will close on January 31.

Law Students: The UWinAward Application/Profile and associated law specific awards close on September 30. Law students who miss the September 30 deadline can apply for general need-based bursary assistance however law students will not be considered for law specific need-based awards that have a September 30th deadline. 

University of Windsor In-Course Bursary Assistance


Students who are applying for OSAP through the Intersession/Summer Extension form, will automatically be assessed for In-course bursary assistance. Students who are starting in Intersession/Summer and are appliying online for OSAP will be considered for In-course bursary assistance for the Intersession/Summer semester as long as a UWinAward profile application is submitted by the application deadline date.  Profiles will be assigned in the next few weeks to student's "Task" tile on the UWinsite student page.   

Students who are assessed for Intersession & Summer
Application deadline: June 30
Decision made by: early June

Students who are assessed for Intersession Only
Application deadline: June 30
Decision made by: June

Students who are assessed for Summer Only
Application deadline: June 30
Decision made by: late July

If approved, bursary assistance will be available to you after the drop deadline for Summer.

You may apply for bursary assistance even if you are applying for OSAP for Intersession only or Summer Session only.  Please be advised that bursary assistance is limited, therefore, the earlier a student applies, the better chance they have.

Important: If you withdraw from your studies or drop below 60% of a full course load in either Intersession or Summer after you have claimed your OSAP assistance and your bursary has been used to pay a portion of your tuition, your bursary MAY BE REVERSED or RESCINDED and you will be responsible for covering any balance owing to the Student Accounts Office.


You may reach our office at: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300

NOTE: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the office hours will be 10:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Service effective March 28, 2022:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your initial question to as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

In order to better assist you, please always include your UWindsor Student Number in your communications.

Students should complete their UWinAward Student Application/Profile via UWinsite Student > Student Homepage > Award Profile to be matched with eligible funding opportunities.

Additional Information for Domestic Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Additional Information for International Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment through, placed in our drop-box located in the lobby of CHT or mailed to:

Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave. CHT Room 102
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

Fax: (519) 973-7087

Submit a service request with an attachment:


To visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office, the following steps MUST be taken:

Effective May 1, 2022, steps 1), 2) and 5) are optional.  Masks however, must still be worn at all times.

(Optional) 1) Complete the Safe Lancer App to receive your Green Approved Badge.  For additional information on the protocols that are in place to visit the campus in person, click here.  Information on the 'Return to Campus' procedures and 'Vaccination Policy' can be found on the University of Windsor website  If you do not have a Green Badge, you can't visit us in person and you will need to address your issue using one of our remote services available.  

(Optional) 2) Proceed to campus only if you have completed the Safe Lancer App and have an APPROVED badge.  Access to Chrysler Hall Tower is available by entering through the NORTH doors of Chyrsler Hall North, facing the Leddy Library parking lot or, with a student id access card, via the main doors to Chrysler Hall Tower, on Monday - Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3) Remember, students may drop off documents in our drop-box located in the lobby of Chrylser Hall Tower and do not need to get in the queue to complete this task.

4) Be sure that you have government issued photo ID or your UWIN ID card.  We will not be able to serve you in person if you don't have proper identification.

(Optional) 5) Once you are cleared to visit the campus, scan the QR Code below using a mobile device or click on the QR code. Use our queing system to register and to place yourself in our virtual line in order to visit the office for in-person service related to your government financial aid file, scholarships or bursaries.  We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

SAFA Service Hours

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday   9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM


To enter our in-person service queue with the Student Awards or the Financial Aid office, please scan this QR Code or click if using a mobile device:

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your situation, please take the following steps:

1)  Try asking your question using  We have many knowledge base articles that might be able to assit you with you question.

2) Log in to to submit a service request and a Student Awards or Financial Aid Representative will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

3) Call our office during our phone service hours.  A Student Award or Financial Aid Representative may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

4) If options 1) through 3) do not resolve your issue,  we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.


UWinAward Profile/Application Support

Here is the schedule for our virtual drop-in sessions available for students who require assistance with their UWinAward Profile/Application for bursary and scholarship applications.

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and service requests within 2 business days where possible.  In September, January & May however, our response time may be closer to 7-10 business days.

  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails as this will delay our response time.