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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Winter 2016 OSAP processing

Our office will begin to process winter 2016 OSAP extensions and signature pages shortly. If you submit documentation to the Student Awards & Financial Aid office by Nov 15, 2015 we guarantee that your OSAP assessment will be available on Quest in time for you to complete your Promissory Note by the December 10th deadline.