If you have dual US and Canadian citizenship, you may be eligible for Canadian government aid through the province/territory in which you and/or your parents last resided.

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

The University of Waterloo is listed as an eligible international institution with the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of:

  • granting students an in-school deferment of prior Federal Direct Student Loans.
  • students and families withdrawing funds from their U.S. 529 Plan which requires our OPE ID school code #00852600

The University of Waterloo is currently working on the ability to participate in the disbursement of funds through the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Sallie Mae Student Loans

For more information about U.S. private loans, see Sallie Mae Student Loans.

U.S. Veterans Affairs GI Bill

Our office can assist with completing the VA Enrollment Certification form through the U.S. Veterans Affairs GI Bill.

Please submit your certificate to our office each term prior to the Fee Arrangment deadline. We can then provide information for submitting a promissory note.

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

Full-time OSAP 

  • Documentation received the week of Nov 18

Finance presentation