Funding and scholarships

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

Part-time employment

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

Audio Visual

Theatre Centre


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.

Opportunities available on campus


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).