Paying for School

You have chosen a program and a school but you do not know how you are going to pay for it. The good news is, you have options.

OSAP: The Ontario Student Assistance Program is a provincial (Ontario) government program that provides a mixture of loans and grants.

Scholarships and Bursaries are sources of money that do not have to be paid back but require either high grades or other achievements, and/or you must show financial need. Scholarships Canada is a great website for scholarships, grants, awards and bursaries.

Ontario Bridge Training Bursary: The Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program  (OBPAP) helps eligible internationally trained professionals pay for bridge training that helps them enter the Ontario workforce. It's a one-time bursary of up to $5,000 available to internationally trained professionals with financial need, to cover tuition, books and equipment costs.

Student Aid and Education Planning:  Visit the Government of Canada Student aid and education Planning page. It's a place to plan for an education, save, budget and explore student aid and career options.

Ontario Crown Ward Post Secondary Application Fee Reimbursement Program

Provincial assistance is available to help current and former Ontario Crown wards cover post secondary application fees. The program reimburses the cost of applying to an approved full-time program leading to a first post secondary degree, diploma or certificate program.

Click here to learn more about the Ontario Crown Ward Post secondary Application Fee Reimbursement Program.

Financial Aid Offices: There are other sources of funding that you can find out about by speaking to a Financial Aid Officer at the institution you have chosen or you are interested in.