Scholarships and bursaries
You'll automatically be considered for most entrance scholarships at Waterloo, although some do require applications. An entrance bursary, based on financial need, is available to Ontario students. The bursary application deadline is April 15th.
Government loans and grants
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides loans and grants for Ontario residents. We recommend that you 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
Co-op, scholarship websites
- Waterloo's co-op program is not just an incredible way to gain work experience, it's a great way to earn money. Plus 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
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.