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Graduate Funding and Awards

Find more information about graduate funding and research scholarship opportunities at Laurier:

Read more about funding policies.

Tuition and Fees

Master's and doctoral students will be charged full- or part-time tuition based on their status at the time of admission. Permission to change registration status after admission is only by appeal and subject to the approval of the Graduate Student Appeals Committee. Students who successfully petition to change their registration status may have their tuition fees adjusted as a result. Incidental fees will be charged according to a student's registration status in a particular term.

Accessing Scholarship Money

Laurier will pay out your award in instalments, one at each term, starting with the term you selected on your notice of acceptance (or, where no formal notice of acceptance is required, commencing the term in which the funding is held). Such awards would include Tri-Council funding, OGS/QEII, Scholarships, Balsillie Fellowships or Studentships (but excludes employment earnings such as teaching and research assistantships).

The award is applied, along with any other scholarships awarded to you by Laurier, against your student account (tuition and incidental fees). Any outstanding payments owed to the university will be deducted at source before a refund is issued to you (by direct deposit) for the balance.

Requesting Your Credit Balance

Laurier does not automatically refund the credit balance from your student account.

Beginning May 29, 2020, students will be able to request a refund of available credit by E-mail Money Transfer (EMT) through LORIS under Student Services > Refund Request.  Additional information and details regarding the EMT refund process can be found on the Refunding webpage.