Student Awards & Financial Aid

The increasing cost of post-secondary education can be a barrier to some students as they pursue their goals. Financial assistance programs have become increasingly important – offering students an opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.

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

University of Waterloo Support Statement

The University guarantees to fund provincial unmet need as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or a student assistance program from another Canadian province.

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.

Please refer to our Bursaries section for further information.

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OSAP & your promissory note

Fall OSAP amounts will be posted to student Quest accounts under ‘Anticipated Aid’ on an ongoing basis over the next several weeks. Keep checking Quest to see if it’s been loaded, then you will be able to complete your Promissory Note.