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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. 28, 2018International Tuition Grant

    International Tuition Grants for the spring term will be posted as anticipated aid on Quest within a few days of becoming available. Amounts will be updated, as required, throughout the Promissory Note period.

    This grant is offered to upper year international undergraduate students (2A and higher). They will see a net 5% tuition increase (instead of 8.5% - 15%) after the tuition award is applied to their account. This tuition award will help minimize fee increases and provide more consistency for students. 

  2. 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. 

  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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Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

OSAP assessments, awards and scholarships, and International Tuition Grants for the spring term will be posted as Anticipated Aid on Quest within a few days of being available. Amounts will be updated, as required, throughout the Promissory Note period.

OSAP Processing

Spring term documents, including extension forms, are currently being processed. We process items in the order of date received. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

Right now we are processing those received on April 9th.

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!

How to apply for OSAP

Watch this video to learn about applying for OSAP.

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