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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Laurier’s Student Awards office is responsible for the administration of financial assistance and award programs for all students. We offer a number of options to help you finance your education.

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

We know that university can be expensive, not only in first year, but throughout your time at Laurier. We’ve responded to concerns about the rising cost of higher education, and are excited to announce that we have increased our entrance scholarship offerings and you may qualify for additional funding for your years 2 through 4 (5 for some programs), provided you meet the specified grade requirements.

Awards from the Entrance Scholarship Grid are available to students who are entering Year 1 of any undergraduate program who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or bearers of a valid student visa. To be eligible, visa applicants must have completed their senior year at a Canadian high school. Recipients must be registered full-time. No application is required.

Government Loan Program

Roughly half of all Laurier students are granted government loans through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). OSAP provides interest-free loans to students who meet the financial need criteria. Assistance is based on the gross family income, the size of the family and student resources.

OSAP applications can take up to eight weeks to process, so we recommend that your application and all required supporting documentation is submitted to the Student Awards office as early as possible (once you accept your offer of admission). You should apply by mid-July to allow for processing of documentation and to ensure that your funding will be available to you at the start of the fall semester.

Applying for Funding

The application for both the Ontario Tuition Grant program (OTG) and the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are available online.

First-time applicants are required to submit a Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) to their nearest post office to have the funding electronically transferred to their account. Returning students who have already submitted an MSFAA may not need to resubmit this document if their banking information has not changed.

Student who have identified themselves as having a permanent disability on their OSAP application should follow up with the Accessible Learning Centre to ensure that they are considered for all appropriate available funding options. Connect with your disability consultant to learn about programs and next steps.

Contact Service Laurier:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: 202 Regina, second floor

Brantford Campus Office

T: 519.756.8228 x5885
Office Location: Grand River Hall, room 202


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