Waterloo is committed to making sure that lack of money doesn't get in the way of your success. Tuition & other fees (residence, books, meal plans, and other activities) can add up, but there are a variety of ways you can finance these costs: scholarships, bursaries, government assistance, part-time employment, work-study, and co-op.
Try the interactive budget calculator to help estimate your first-year costs.
Review the tuition and incidental fees for the Computing and Financial Management (CFM) program on the Student Financial Services website. Tuition fees by term are listed under the Faculty of Mathematics as "Computing & Financial Management". Fee schedules are separated for domestic (Canadian and permanent resident) and international students.
Scholarships, bursaries, and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The President's Scholarships are offered to all students with final admission averages of 85% or higher, no application is required.
*Based on your grades as of mid-May.
|Admission average*||Scholarship name||Amount|
|95%+||President’s Scholarship of Distinction||
$2,000 Entrance Scholarship
$1,500 International Experience Award
$1,500 Research Award
|90 - 94.9%||President’s Scholarship||$2,000 Entrance Scholarship|
|85 - 89.9%||Merit Scholarship||$1,000 Entrance Scholarship|
Demonstrated academic merit
Scholarship decisions are based on academic performance and your Admission Information Form
|Computing and Financial Management entrance scholarships||Varies|
- A number of university-wide scholarships are available for all first-year students. Application requirements vary by scholarship.
- CFM students are eligible for some scholarships offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty of Arts.
- The University of Waterloo offers bursaries for students in financial need.
- The province of Ontario provides financial assistance (OSAP) for eligible students.
- More resources to help with paying for your education
The University of Waterloo employs over 4000 of its undergraduate and graduate students every year. Each term, jobs are available in such areas as:
Office of Development
The work-study program is another on-campus, part-time employment option available to students who require assistance in covering their education-related costs. Additionally, students can check LEADS using their WATiam username and password for access to on-campus job postings.
6 work terms = 24 months of paid work experience to fortify a resume, but also to help cover the costs of your education. Co-op salaries vary from term to term depending on the job, location, and responsibilities (see co-op earnings).