Financial Aid


Full-time Students

Financial assistance is available from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for students taking a minimum of 1.5 credits a semester, or a minimum of 1.0 credits a semester for students with a permanent disability. For students who have received OSAP for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters, the application extension form will be available online from mid-March to July 10, 2022. We recommend that you complete this form by mid-April to ensure your OSAP funds arrive for the start of summer classes.

Students applying for OSAP for the first time for the 2021-2022 application year should apply through the OSAP website by submitting a new application. The deadline to submit a new application for the summer semester is June 20, 2022.

For more information on OSAP, please visit the OSAP section of the Student Financial Services website.

Part-time Students

Financial assistance is available for part-time students taking 1.25 credits or less.

Application forms are available from the OSAP website.


Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and are available to students receiving full-time OSAP (students taking a minimum of 1.5 credits, or 1.0 credits for students with a disability).

An application is required. Download the bursary application form.

If you are on part-time OSAP, taking 1.25 credits or less, you do not qualify for a bursary.

Work Study

Students can apply for part-time employment through the Work Study Program at the University of Guelph.

There are a number of positions offered during the summer semester. Students must be registered in 1.5 credits or more to apply. Read more about how to apply.

Financial Aid Counselling

For assistance with budgeting, financial crises or other concerns, please call Student Financial Services Monday – Friday between 1 – 4 p.m. at 519-824-4120, extension 58715 to book an appointment to speak with a Financial Aid counsellor.