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Laurier Tuition Bursary Program

When you apply for Laurier tuition bursary assistance, you will be assessed for the maximum amount of available bursary funding through this program. This bursary assistance is made available from tuition set aside funds. 

Laurier tuition bursary assistance is not available during the spring and summer terms. Exceptions for spring/summer bursary assistance is made for graduate students, full-time business co-op students and full-time students doing chartered accountancy add-ons.


  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident (landed immigrants)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0
  • All full-time students are required to complete an OSAP application (full time as per the OSAP program requirements, therefore registered in a minimum 60% course, or 1.5 credits per term.
  • All out-of-province students will be able to indicate on the bursary application that they are not eligible for OSAP since they are not a long term resident of Ontario.

You will be assessed based on your income and expenses for the applicable study period. The amount may vary from year to year, depending on the number of eligible applicants.

Application Timelines

The online application must be submitted through LORIS by the stated deadline(s). 

No late submissions will be accepted.

Applications are not assessed until after the applicable deadline date.

How to Apply

  1. Complete an OSAP application online by the bursary deadline.
  2. Submit all required documentation to the Student Awards Office for processing.
    • Note that an OSAP application is not complete until all of the required documentation has been processed by the Student Awards Office.
    • If you are not sure of the required documentation, log in to your OSAP account to find your list of supporting documentation.
  3. Submit the Laurier tuition bursary program online application form, including an online student budget form component.

Applications submitted without the completed documentation by the deadline will be considered "incomplete" and will not be assessed.


  • If you are restricted from applying for OSAP, you are still eligible to apply for bursary assistance.
  • You must be officially restricted by OSAP, by the program requirements/guidelines of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
  • If you are not a resident of the Province of Ontario, and are eligible through another province, you are not required to apply for provincial loan assistance from your home province in order to be eligible for bursary assistance.
  • Students who are registered part time as per the OSAP program requirements (not part time as per Enrolment Services policy at Laurier), and are not eligible for OSAP assistance due to their course load (below 60%, or 1.5 credits per term) are required to complete the OSAP application for part-time students in combination with the application for part-time bursary assistance.
  • If you are eligible for OSAP loans, and decline the loan portion of your funding, you will be ineligible for assistance through the Laurier Tuition Bursary program.
  • Students who receive Student Access Guarantee Bursary funding via their OSAP assessment in excess of the tuition bursary amount will not be considered.
  • Graduate students who have been allotted a Student Access Guarantee Bursary are required to complete a Laurier Tuition Bursary Application in order to receive their assessed amount of Student Access Guarantee Bursary.