In person operations of the Student Awards & Financial Aid office are closed indefinitely due to COVID-19. Please connect with us at safainfo@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567, ext. 33583.

All OSAP documentation can be uploaded securely within your OSAP account.

Student Awards & Financial Aid

Documents

  1. Nov. 23, 2020Academic Readiness Bursary

    The Academic Readiness Bursary provides assistance for students who are or will be registered in the Winter 2021 term and who may incur costs related to studying remotely in the Winter term as a result of COVID-19. 

    We are accepting applications up until January 31, 2021 for expenses incurred from November 1 until January 31, 2021. Please note that funding is limited, so in order to assist as many students as possible, this bursary will not exceed $500 per student (additional support may be considered if you have dependents). 

  2. Oct. 5, 2020How to apply for winter 2021 OSAP

    1. Complete an OSAP Winter Extension Form

    Applicable if you have already applied for fall 2020 OSAP and your confirmation of enrolment has been completed. This form should be used if:

  3. Aug. 4, 2020When will fall 2020 OSAP issue?

    When will I receive my fall 2020 OSAP funding?

    Student Awards & Financial Aid will confirm your enrolment electronically with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. We start this process one week before classes begin and you could have your OSAP funding applied to your student account and/or receive funding as early as the first week of September. 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?

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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. Fall 2020 full-time OSAP funding will be added as anticipated aid on Quest accounts starting August 5 and will continue to be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.

Processing

Full-time OSAP 

  • Documentation received the week of Nov 23
  • Appeals received the week of Nov 23
  • Winter extensions received the week of Nov 23

Full-time Bursary

  • Applications received to date are currently being reviewed
  • Decision emails will be sent out early November

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