Student Awards & Financial Aid

The increasing cost of post-secondary education can be a barrier to some students as they pursue their goals. Financial assistance programs have become increasingly important--offering students an opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.

Student Awards & Financial Aid staff are committed to assisting students with honesty, integrity and respect.

University of Waterloo Support Statement

The University guarantees to fund unmet need as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or a student assistance program from another Canadian province.

The University aspires to identify students in need and ensure that all eligible students admitted to full-time undergraduate programs have the financial assistance necessary to complete their studies.

Please refer to our Bursaries section for further information.

OSAP & your Promissory Note

Spring OSAP amounts will be posted to student Quest accounts under ‘Anticipated Aid’ on an ongoing basis over the next several weeks. Keep checking Quest to see if it’s been loaded, then you will be able to complete your Promissory Note.

Spring 2014 OSAP processing

Our office is currently processing Spring extension forms received prior to April 11, 2014. If you submit your extension form to the Student Awards & Financial Aid office by April 1, 2014 we will guarantee that your OSAP assessment will be available on Quest in time for you to complete your Promissory Note by the April 28th deadline.

2013 T4/T4A slips are now available

T4s (tax receipts for income earned from University of Waterloo) and T4As (tax receipts for scholarship, bursary and award funding from University of Waterloo) for 2013 are now available online by logging in to myHRinfo on the Human Resources website, using your Quest username and password.

Interactive budget calculator

This calculator has been designed to help you plan for the cost of your education.

Confirmation of Enrolment Processing

Confirmation of Enrolment processing will continue regularly throughout the term. It takes approximately 7 business days for funding to be deposited to your bank account.  Please note there could be several deposits depending on the type of funding you are receiving-  provincial loans or grants, federal loans or grants.  Deposits for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant may take longer than 7 days.