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.
Scholarships and bursaries are awarded in mid-May.
Government loans and bursaries
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides loans and grants for Ontario residents.
We strongly 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 for university.
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 also hundreds of part-time jobs on campus, including jobs for students who need help with their education-related costs.
How to pay your fees
- 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.
- Payment from outside Canada can be made only through Western Union GlobalPay for Students.
- See further details about tuition, health and dental insurance, and paying your fees
University of Waterloo support statement
At Waterloo, 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 their 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.
*Note: The University determines unmet provincial need by using OSAP allowable costs minus the student's expected resources. Where other provincial jurisdictions include institutional bursaries as a resource, the University is not in a position to provide further bursary assistance to replace/repay loan overpayments.