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.

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  1. Dec. 14, 2018Closing our doors...and opening new ones

    At the end of the business day today, December 14, the Office of the Registrar (and Student Awards & Financial Aid) will be closing our customer service doors for the last time. On Monday, December 17, students can visit The Centre on the first floor of Ira G. Needles Hall (NH), where they will be welcomed by the same staff who will assist them with their registrarial and financial aid needs. We look forward to serving you in the new space!


  2. Nov. 26, 2018Changes coming soon to the Registrar’s Office

    In mid-December, the Registrar’s Office front service counter will move from the second floor to the first floor in a newly renovated space in Ira G. Needles Hall and will be branded as The Centre. Rest assured, the services provided – e.g., form submission, payment of holds, production of letters and transcripts, and inquiries for Student Awards and Financial Aid – are remaining the same.

    Stay tuned for more launch details.

  3. Sep. 26, 2018How to apply for winter 2019 OSAP

    1. Complete an OSAP Winter Extension Form (PDF)

    Applicable if you have already applied for fall 2018 OSAP and your confirmation of enrolment has been completed. This form should be used if:

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Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

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

OSAP Processing

Winter 2019 OSAP extensions are processed in the order of date received. Please allow us time for processing.

We are currently processing:

  • Extensions received the week of Dec 10
  • Documentation received the week of Dec 10

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