Scholarships and bursaries
You'll automatically be considered for most scholarships at Waterloo, although some do require applications. An entrance bursary, which you do not need to pay back, is based on financial need. The application deadline is April 15th.
Government loans and grants
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides loans and grants for Ontario residents. We encourage you to apply for OSAP even if you don't think you're eligible. Many factors affect OSAP, such as your program and whether you're moving away from home.
Students from outside Ontario
- Waterloo's co-op program is not just an incredible way to gain work experience, it's a great way to earn money. There are hundreds of part-time jobs on campus.
- Websites such as yconic.com, scholarshipscanada.com, disabilityawards.ca can be helpful.
- If you work part time, see if your employer offers scholarships. Have your parents or guardians check with their employers, too.
How to pay your fees
- Check the tuition deadlines for fall 2019 (usually mid-August).
- The first step is to let us know how you're going to pay your fees. This is called being "Fees Arranged."
- You can then choose one or more ways to pay your fees.
- See further details about tuition, health and dental insurance, and paying your fees.
Financial support statement for Ontario students
We're committed to helping you make sure that lack of money doesn't get in the way of your success. In accordance with Ontario's Student Access Guarantee, Waterloo ensures that Ontario students in need have access to the resources they require for tuition, books, and mandatory fees.
Students are required to seek financial support from all sources, including family, employment, loans, and government support programs. For complete details, visit the Student Awards and Financial Aid website.