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Financial Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryerson University has created a dedicated COVID-19 updates website, opens in new window to highlight important campus and faculty updates. Are you curious about changes to financial assistance, awards, and student fees amidst COVID-19? Wondering about refund timelines for dropped fall courses? Have you received COVID-related relief government funding and need to declare this on your OSAP application?

Answers to these questions, and more, are available to you. You are encouraged to review the frequently asked questions and answers on the Financial Assistance, Awards, and Student Fees web page.

If you’re looking for information on government financial assistance, scholarships, bursaries, and awards - you’re in the right place. 

The Student Financial Assistance (SFA) team and Student Awards and Scholarships Office (SASO) are committed to helping you meet your financial needs during your time here at Ryerson. 

Below you will find lots of helpful information. You can also find content on Ask Ryerson, external link, opens in new window - a great tool for instant answers, 24 hours a day. 

Contact Student Financial Assistance about: 

  • applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), as well as out-of-province or U.S. student loans
  • what to do if you add or drop courses, change or withdraw from your program of study, stop attending classes, or if your financial circumstances change when you are in school
  • eligibility for Career Boost, Ryerson’s campus employment program

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and other government funding

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), external link, opens in new window provides financial aid to students who are Ontario residents and are enrolled in post-secondary studies. OSAP may provide financial aid to help pay for costs relating to your education such as tuition, books, compulsory fees, transportation and associated living costs for students who qualify.

You can find out more about OSAP by visiting the How To Apply guide, external link, opens in new window or the Student Financial Assistance website, opens in new window.

If you’re a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person, but are not a resident of Ontario, you may qualify for out-of-province funding. If you’re an international student from the United States, you may qualify for funding through various agencies. To learn more, please visit our Student Financial Assistance: Government Student Aid website.

 

Bursaries and Grants

Bursaries and Grants are non-repayable sources of funding made available through Ryerson, private donors and the provincial and federal governments. These include:

Awards and Scholarships

There are many scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to both new and returning Ryerson students. Ryerson is proud to use AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window - with one application, you are automatically considered for over 1300+ awards, scholarships, and bursaries at Ryerson! 

There are different categories of scholarships, opens in new window, outlined below:

  • Entrance Scholarships: Entrance scholarships are open to students entering their first year of undergraduate study.
  • Program Specific Awards: Each program has its own awards. Beyond the awards, scholarships and bursaries listed on the website, your academic program department may provide other funding opportunities.
  • Faculty Wide Awards: Faculty wide awards are open to all current Ryerson undergraduate students within each faculty.
  • University Wide Awards: University wide awards are open to all current Ryerson undergraduate students enrolled in any program of study.
  • Special Categories: Awards by Special Categories are open to all current Ryerson undergraduate students who are student athletes, aboriginal students, first-generation students or students with disabilities.
  • External Awards: Many external groups, organizations, companies and foundations offer awards to students attending postsecondary institutions.

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