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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. For Laurier tuition bursary assistance, 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. Laurier tuition bursary assistance is not available during the spring and summer terms. Exceptions to the standard application procedures are made for business co-op students and full-time students doing chartered accountancy add-ons.

In order to be considered for Laurier Tuition Bursary assistance, 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).

Bursary Program Timelines

The online application must be submitted electronically by the stated deadline(s). The application is only available on LORIS. No late submissions will be accepted. Applications are not assessed until after the applicable deadline date.

Fall 2018 and winter 2019 academic terms: two-term bursary applications for students studying full-time in both fall and winter will be available online on LORIS as of Thursday, Jan 3, 2019, and the deadline to apply will be Thursday, Jan. 24th, 2019. Recipients will be notified by email by early March 2019. Allocations made under this program will be applied directly to your student account in early March. Note: Bursary money will not be applied to your account before tuition for the winter term is due; you are responsible for payment of any late fees.

Fall 2018 academic term: one-term bursary application (four months) will be available online on LORIS as of Sept. 20 2018, and the deadline to apply will be Sept. 18, 2018. Allocations made under this program will be applied directly to your student account in late Oct. 2018. Note that bursary may not be applied to your account before tuition for the fall term is due; you are responsible for payment of any late fees. Note: This application is not available to full-time students who will be attending classes for the fall and winter terms).

Winter 2018 academic term: one-term bursary application (four months) will be available online on LORIS as of Jan. 3rd 2019, and the deadline to apply will be Jan.24th, 2019. Allocations made under this program will be applied directly to your student account in late February 2018. Note: Bursary money will not be applied to your account before tuition for the winter term is due; you are responsible for payment of any late fees.

Steps for Applying for Laurier Tuition Bursary Assistance

  1. Complete an OSAP application online.
  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, please log in to your OSAP account, as this will provide you with your list of supporting documentation.
  3. Submit the online application form for the Laurier tuition bursary program, including an online student budget form component.
  4. An OSAP application, as well as the required supporting documentation must be submitted to the Student Awards Office by the bursary deadline in order to be considered for bursary assistance. Applications submitted without the completed documentation by the deadline will be considered "incomplete" and will not be assessed.

Exceptions

  • 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 Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).
  • 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. 

Bursary Applications for Business Co-op Students

Winter and spring 2018 academic terms: eight-month applications will be available online as of early March 2018, and the deadline to submit the application is the end of May 2018

Winter term 2018 academic term: one-term bursary application will be available online on LORIS as of Dec. 2017 and the deadline to apply will be Jan. 2018. Note: This application is not available to Business co-op students who will be attending classes full time for the winter and spring terms.