How many courses do I need to take to remain eligible for my entrance award?
If your course load is reduced due to academic accommodations for a disability, contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid office.
When will I find out if I am receiving an award?
Many award decisions require Student Awards & Financial Aid (SAFA) to consult with departments or committees. If you have applied for an award, please be aware that decisions may not be made for several weeks or even months after the advertised deadline.
How are awards issued?
The first charge against any award is to pay outstanding University fees including tuition and incidental fees and other university-related fees.
If you have paid your fees in full from other personal funding, the award will be refunded to you. Refunds will only be issued by direct deposit to a personal bank account at a Canadian bank. Your refund will be held on your student account until you have had an opportunity to add your Canadian banking information on Quest.
How do I use award funding on my Promissory Note?
When will my award be applied to my student account?
- in early-October for Fall awards
- in early February for Winter awards
- in early June for Spring awards.
Award decisions made after the above dates, will normally be applied to the student account on a weekly basis during the applicable term.
If you used this award funding to make your Fee Arrangement, then the awards will be used to clear up the outstanding balance that may be showing on your account.
If you have not yet made a fee arrangement, please refer to the information provided by Student Financial Services for full details.
I've already paid my fees. How and when will I receive my award funds?
The timeline for award refunds is as follows:
- by mid-October for Fall awards
- by mid-February for Winter awards
- by mid-June for Spring awards.
Award decisions made after the above dates will normally be issued weekly during the applicable term.
What type of changes will affect my eligibility?
Certain renewable scholarships require you to maintain a particular average. Please contact SAFA if you have questions about maintaining your scholarship.
Will my student loan be affected?
- SAFA reports award funding to your OSAP file unless you have already done so. As a result, award funding may affect your assessment.
Out-of-province student loan applicants/recipients:
- It is your responsibility to report awards on your application. As a result, award funding may affect your assessment.