Student Awards & 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.

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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. Mar. 1, 2018Tuition refunds for OSAP recipients

    If you have received OSAP this term and are expecting a tuition refund, some or all of the credit balance remaining on your student account will be refunded first to the National Student Loan Centre to be applied against your outstanding student loan balance. Any remaining credit balance will then be refunded to you. 

  2. Jan. 2, 2018When is winter 2018 OSAP issued?

    When will I receive my winter 2018 OSAP funding?

    Student Awards & Financial Aid confirms your enrolment electronically with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. We started this process 1 week before classes began and you could receive your funding as early as the first week of January. This process will continue throughout the  term.

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

  3. Aug. 18, 2017Paying your fees with OSAP made easy!

    Your OSAP funding will be sent directly to the University to pay your fees if you opted in to this service.

    Need to find out if your OSAP will be redirected?

    Login to your OSAP application and go to the “School you plan to attend” section. Look for the “Ministry may use a portion of my OSAP funding to pay…my school” option.

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What's your Net Tuition?

If you have an OSAP application, click "What's my Net Tuition?" at the bottom of your fee bill to find out!

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OSAP Processing

Spring term documents, including extension forms, are currently being processed. We process items in the order of date received. Right now we are processing those received prior to March 14, 2018. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

How to apply for OSAP

Watch this video to learn about applying for OSAP.