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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. Aug. 8, 2018Paying your fees with OSAP made easy!

    OSAP funding will be sent directly to the University to pay your fees starting Fall 2018.

    How much OSAP will be redirected?

    • OSAP funds will be redirected to Waterloo to pay the current term fees owing less any other anticipated aid listed on quest (e.g. scholarships, bursary).
    • Any remaining OSAP funding will be deposited in your bank account.
    • Allow a few weeks for OSAP payments to appear on your account summary.

    What if I made a payment to my account?

  2. July 23, 2018When is fall 2018 OSAP issued?

    When will I receive my fall 2018 OSAP funding?

    Student Awards & Financial Aid will confirm your enrolment electronically with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We start this process 1 week before classes began 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?

  3. May 1, 2017You can now submit a CIFS online!!!
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OSAP Processing

Fall 2018 term OSAP documentation is processed in the order of date received. Please allow us time for processing.

Right now we are processing documents received the week of Aug 7th.

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