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. Apr. 1, 2019When is spring 2019 OSAP issued?

    When will I receive my spring 2019 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 begin. Your OSAP funding will be applied to your student account and/or sent directly to you starting in early May. 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?

  2. Feb. 1, 2019How to apply for spring 2019 OSAP

    1. Complete a Spring Extension Form (PDF)

    Applicable if you have already applied for fall 2018 or winter 2019 OSAP and your confirmation of enrolment has been completed.

    2. Complete an OSAP online application

    Applicable if you have not applied for fall 2018 or winter 2019 OSAP. 

  3. 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?

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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

Spring 2019 full-time OSAP

  • Extensions received the week of June 3
  • Documentation received the week of June 3