A photograph of the University Centre. Student Financial Services is located on the 3rd Floor.

Financial Aid


Full-time Students

Financial assistance is available from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for students taking 1.5 - 2.5 credits or 1.0 credits or more for students with disabilities to study at the University of Guelph for the Summer 2017 semester. An application form is required. For students that have received OSAP for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 semesters the application extension form is available from Student Financial Services or on-line. We must receive this form by the end of March 2017 to have OSAP available for the start of Summer classes.

Students applying for OSAP for the first time for the 2016-2017 application year should apply for OSAP on-line.

OSAP is a financial need based program. Students who qualify can receive the following funding based on financial need.

  • Canada/Ontario Integrated Student Loan
  • Canada Study Grant
  • Ontario Tuition Grant

OSAP will be issued electronically for Summer 2017.

Part-time Students

Financial Assistance is available for part-time students taking less than 60% course load (1.5 credits).

Application forms are available from the OSAP website for the following programs:

  • Part-time Canada Student Loan/Special Opportunity Grants Program


Financial need bursaries are available to students taking a minimum of 1.5 credits (1.0 credits for disabled students) for bursary assistance.

An application is required and can be downloaded from our website.

A paper application is also available at Student Financial Services, 3rd Floor, University Centre.

If you are studying on a part-time basis (less than 60%, less than 1.5 credits (less than 1.0 credits for disabled students)) 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. Application forms are available on the website or from Student Financial Services, 3rd Floor, University Centre.

Financial Counselling

For assistance with budgeting, financial crises or other concerns, please call: Student Financial Services at 519-824-4120, extension 58715 to book an appointment or speak with a financial aid counsellor.

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