Student Awards & Financial Aid

financial aid

Student Awards & Financial Aid provides financial support, information and advice to help students achieve their post-secondary goals. We administer and process:

Student Awards & Financial Aid staff are committed to assisting students with honesty, integrity and respect.

University of Waterloo support statement

The University aspires to identify students in need and ensure that all eligible students admitted to full-time undergraduate programs have the financial assistance necessary to complete their studies.

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  1. Sep. 30, 2019How to apply for winter 2020 OSAP

    1. Complete an OSAP Winter Extension Form

    Applicable if you have already applied for fall 2019 OSAP and your confirmation of enrolment has been completed. This form should be used if:

  2. Aug. 16, 2019When is fall 2019 OSAP issued?

    When will I receive my fall 2019 OSAP funding?

    Student Awards & Financial Aid will confirm your enrolment electronically with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We start this process one week before classes begin and you could have your OSAP funding applied to your student account and/or receive funding as early as the first week of September. This process will continue regularly throughout the  term.

    What can I do to make sure I get my funding at the start of the term?

  3. Aug. 9, 2019Paying your fees with OSAP made easy!

    OSAP funding will be sent directly to the University to pay your fees starting Fall 2018.

    How much OSAP will be redirected?

    • OSAP funds will be redirected to Waterloo to pay the current term fees owing less any other anticipated aid listed on quest (e.g. scholarships, bursary).
    • Any remaining OSAP funding will be deposited in your bank account.
    • Allow a few weeks for OSAP payments to appear on your account summary.

    What if I made a payment to my account?

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Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

OSAP, award and scholarship amounts will be posted as Anticipated Aid on your Quest account each term. Amounts will be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.

OSAP Processing

Full-time OSAP 

  • Documentation received the week of Oct 7

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