Student Awards & Financial Aid

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. Jan. 30, 2020How to apply for spring 2020 OSAP

    1. Complete a Spring Extension Form (PDF)

    Applicable if you have already applied for fall 2019 and/or winter 2020 OSAP and your confirmation of enrolment has been completed.

    2. Complete an OSAP online application

    Applicable if you have not applied for fall 2019 or winter 2020 OSAP. 

  2. Nov. 25, 2019When is winter 2020 OSAP issued?

    When will I receive my winter 2020 OSAP funding?

    Student Awards & Financial Aid will confirm your enrolment electronically with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. We start this process before the holiday break. Your OSAP funding will be applied to your student account and/or sent directly to you starting in early January. This process will continue regularly throughout the  term.

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

  3. Sep. 30, 2019How to apply for winter 2020 OSAP

    1. Complete an OSAP Winter Extension Form

    Applicable if you have already applied for fall 2019 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 will be posted as Anticipated Aid on your Quest account each term. Amounts will be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.

OSAP Processing

Full-time OSAP 

  • Documentation received the week of Feb 17

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