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:
- Government aid programs, including OSAP and out-of-province student aid
- Awards and scholarships
- Work-study programs
- Forms for all Student Awards & Financial Aid programs
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.
Find out more under Bursaries.
- Mar. 28, 2018
International Tuition Grants for the spring term will be posted as anticipated aid on Quest within a few days of becoming available. Amounts will be updated, as required, throughout the Promissory Note period.
This grant is offered to upper year international undergraduate students (2A and higher). They will see a net 5% tuition increase (instead of 8.5% - 15%) after the tuition award is applied to their account. This tuition award will help minimize fee increases and provide more consistency for students.
- Mar. 1, 2018
If you have received OSAP this term and are expecting a tuition refund, some or all of the credit balance remaining on your student account will be refunded first to the National Student Loan Centre to be applied against your outstanding student loan balance. Any remaining credit balance will then be refunded to you.
- Aug. 18, 2017
Your OSAP funding will be sent directly to the University to pay your fees if you opted in to this service.
Need to find out if your OSAP will be redirected?
Login to your OSAP application and go to the “School you plan to attend” section. Look for the “Ministry may use a portion of my OSAP funding to pay…my school” option.