The University of Toronto is committed to the principle that students offered admission will have the financial support necessary to allow them to enter and complete their program. The commitment is based on the assumption that Canadian citizens/permanent residents will first access the government aid for which they are eligible. Financial need is assessed based on the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), because OSAP provides a uniform method of assessing student need. For those students who are assessed by OSAP (or by another Canadian provincial government financial aid program) as requiring maximum assistance, and whose assessed need is not fully covered by government aid, the University will ensure that the full need is met. More about the University's commitment: http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/adm-awards/html/financial%20aid/utaps/default.htm
To implement this guarantee, the University has established the University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) program to provide financial assistance to those students whose needs have not been fully met after receiving maximum government aid from OSAP. To be eligible for UTAPS, students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; in good academic standing; and qualify for the maximum allowable assistance from OSAP for their particular program. All applicants to the University are automatically considered for UTAPS if they apply to OSAP. Out-of-province applicants must complete an application form available at the U of T's Enrolment Services, Financial Services and Awards Office, 172 St. George Street. The University examines the OSAP assessment of every new student and identifies all students who qualify for UTAPS grants. Students are then notified directly by the University.
International students are not covered by the University’s guarantee, although they are eligible for emergency financial assistance and can have access to financial counselling.
Students who are ineligible for government support for reasons such as disqualifying credit histories are not eligible for the University of Toronto guarantee, but will be assessed on request on a case-by-case basis.
For further information about OSAP and UTAPS, please contact:
Financial Aid and Awards, U of T Enrolment Services
172 St. George Street, Toronto, M5R 0A3.
An excellent first-step resource is the Financial Aidlink on the University of Toronto's Enrolment Services website.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides needs-based financial assistance to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Students in course loads of sixty percent or greater are considered for both federal and provincial interest-free student loans to assist with educational and living expenses. The Ontario Student Opportunity Grant provides partial forgiveness of loans on an annual basis for students who have incurred large debt loads. OSAP applications will be available in May through the OSAP website.
Students from other Canadian provinces/territories should apply through their home province. The Financial Aid and Awards Office of the U of T's Enrolment Services can provide addresses and, in many cases, application forms. It is recommended that students apply for government financial aid by May 31, 2010.
University of Toronto Work-Study Program
This program is funded by the University and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and provides on-campus part-time employment to students with financial need.
In addition to assistance from OSAP and UTAPS, OISE offers bursaries to students who still find themselves in serious financial need. Bursaries are non-repayable grants. Applications can be downloaded from http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/studentservices/. Bursary applications are submitted regularly to the Bursary Committee for a final decision. Names of applicants are withheld from committee members.
Budget Carefully ... Watch Your Spending - The Bursary Committee advises students to draw up a detailed budget at the beginning of the year. Rough estimates suggest that it would cost a single student living away from home approximately $18,500.00 which includes tuition and incidental fees, rent and cost of living, for the duration of the program.
If you have any questions, please contact:
OISE Registrar's Office, Initial Teacher Education, Admitted Students Unit
Telephone: 416-978-4300 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org