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Tuition & Finances

Bursary Assistance

Bursaries, sometimes also referred to as grants, are non-repayable funds given to eligible students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The application is available from September to April.
 

Apply for the U of T Grant by logging into ACORN and completing the online application.

Once your completed application has been received, an appointment will be scheduled by the UC Registrar's Office and you will meet with an advisor to discuss your application.

Note: Bursaries are not available for the summer session as this is considered an optional study period.

Financial Planning Calculator

Use the financial planning calculator to plan your budget and see how much money you will need for the upcoming academic year.
 

Visit the financial planning calculator.

OSAP & Government Aid

Enrolment Services acts as the central financial aid office for OSAP, other provincial loans and U.S. (United States) loans.

Visit the OSAP and other government aid websites for more information.

Repaying Your Student Loans

When the time comes for you to repay your student loans, you will receive a package in the mail from the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) that details how much you owe and your proposed monthly payments. It is your responsibility to set up a repayment schedule with the NSLSC. 

Learn more about paying back your Canada student loan through the Government of Canada website

UTAPS (The University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students)

This University of Toronto financial aid program assists in filling the financial gap for full-time students who receive the maximum amount of government financial aid available, but whose funding doesn’t cover all university costs.

Learn more about UTAPS.

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships and Awards can help to bolster your financial plan however, unless already awarded or confirmed, they should not be counted for financial planning purposes. University College and the broader University offer many award opportunities both automatically and by application.

University College Scholarships and Awards

U of T Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Aid

If you want to widen your search even more, two websites can offer some leads for awards and funding that are external to U of T:

Scholarships Canada

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Ultimately, searching for scholarship could be a never-ending process of research. Use compilation sites like these, but also don’t hesitate to make inquiries anywhere you may have a connection, whether academic (departments, professors) or personal (workplaces, unions, non-profits).