U.S. Programs

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

The University of Waterloo does not currently participate in the disbursement of funds through the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program. We are an eligible institution for the purpose of granting students an in-school deferment of prior Federal Direct Student Loans.

Students and families may wish to withdraw funds from their U.S. 529 Plan which requires our OPE ID school code #00852600. Please check with your State's Plan Administrator if the University of Waterloo meets their definition  as an eligible school as policies vary between plans. 

Other Programs

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

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

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.

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 May 6
  • Documentation received the week of May 13