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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.

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.

Find out more under Bursaries.

  1. Sep. 13, 2018Part-time Funding Certificates

    Fall 2018 part-time funding certificates/agreements will start to issue the week of September 24.

    Students will be contacted by email with instructions when they are available for pickup.

  2. Sep. 4, 2018$45M in OSAP payments in one day

    Thanks to a new process for processing Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) payments, Student Awards & Financial Aid (SAFA) disbursed nearly $45 million in OSAP financial aid in one day - and that was before the term even started.

    Starting this fall term, OSAP funding will go directly to the University to pay student fees for OSAP recipients, and remaining balances will be deposited to student bank accounts (if applicable).

  3. Aug. 8, 2018Paying 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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OSAP Processing

Fall 2018 term OSAP documentation is processed in the order of date received. Please allow us time for processing.

We are currently processing

  • documents received the week of Sept 10th
  • Applications received Sept 11th

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.

How much aid can I get? Try the OSAP Aid Estimator