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A university education is an investment in your future, but we know that it is also a significant financial commitment.
Tuition is the fee you pay for your instruction. You will pay tuition for each 4-month academic term in which you are enrolled. Typically a full school year consists of two 4-month academic terms.
The tuition amounts provided are based on a full year’s (two academic terms) tuition fees.
Once you’ve determined your approximate tuition and other costs, you may find that you have some additional financial need.
In addition to scholarships (awarded based on academic achievement) there are other forms of financial aid available. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is available to Ontario residents. If you have been accepted to Social Development Studies, be sure to select Honours Arts as your program of study on the OSAP form. (There is not an option for SDS specifically.)
Renison students are also eligible for the University of Waterloo entrance bursaries.
The interactive budget will help you start planning for your educational finances.
Entrance scholarship chart
If you are applying to post-secondary education for the first time when you apply to Renison, you will be automatically considered for an entrance scholarship. Some conditions apply (see below).
We'll use your admission average to determine which scholarship you receive.
|Your May Admission Average||Scholarship Name||Amount|
|Top two students achieving 90% +||Renison President's Scholarship for Excellence||$2000 Renison Persident's Scholarship plus an additional $2000 totaling $4000|
|90% +||Renison President's Scholarship||$2000|
|87 - 89.9%||Renison Entrance Scholarship||$1500|
|82 - 86.9%||Renison Entrance Scholarship||$1000|
|80-81.9%||Renison Entrance Scholarship||$500|
- Students must be entering full-time studies at Renison University College.
- Students must accept their offer to a Renison program by the date on your offer.
- Students must take a minimum of 4 Renison courses per year.
Students who are eligible for a Renison Entrance Scholarship will be eligible for a Continuing Scholarship valued at $1000 per year in their second, third and fourth year if they meet the following conditions:
- Students in Social Development Studies must take a minimum of 4 Renison courses per year.
- Students in Honours Arts (e.g. Honours English) must take a minimum of 2 Renison courses per year.
- Students must remain continuously enrolled in full-time studies at Renison University College.
- They must achieve an overall average of 83.0% each term.
Other Renison Awards: Application Required
There are scholarships and awards available to Renison students. Please view the full listing of scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to Renison academic and residence students.
Total costs per year will vary depending on the books required for your courses, supplies, transportation, entertainment and other activities outside the classroom.
The University of Waterloo Admissions site has additional information about financing your education.