About Student Awards & Financial Aid

Financial assistance programs have become increasingly important with the rising cost of post-secondary education. Student Awards & Financial Aid provides the necessary programs, information and advice to assist students as they pursue their goals at Waterloo. Our programs include government aid, including OSAP; awards, scholarships and bursaries; as well as work-study opportunities.  

Student Awards & Financial Aid staff are committed to assisting students with honesty, integrity and respect.

If you are not satisfied while interacting with the Student Awards & Financial Aid office, we encourage you to first contact us to see if we can help to resolve it. If you are still not satisfied you can review Policy 70 – Student Petitions and Grievances for more information.

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 Jan 11
  • Appeals received the week of Dec 28
  • Winter extensions received the week of Jan 11

Full-time Bursary

  • Please allow 6-8 weeks from the start of the winter 2021 term for a decision.

Academic Readiness Bursary

  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for review

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