Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way.

Trent offers more scholarships and bursaries than any other university of its size in Canada, providing financial aid to eligible students, as well as many scholarships and bursaries specifically for Indigenous students.


Scholarships and Bursaries

Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Indigenous-specific scholarships and awards.

Here are examples of 2 awards available at Trent:

  • The Aditya Jha Indigenous Studies Awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students in Indigenous Studies or their chosen field who maintain an 80% average and who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. Preference is given to applicants of Indigenous heritage (Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit). An essay or references may be requested.
  • Entrance scholarships are also available to any student who achieves an average of 80% or higher from a high school or transfers from another postsecondary institution. All students who apply to Trent will be automatically assessed for the entrance scholarships. There is no application needed for entrance scholarships.

View Trent’s scholarships and bursaries.

Visit the First Peoples House of Learning for more information about financial aid.

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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

A student loan through OSAP is one of the ways that you can finance your postsecondary education.

Get help applying for OSAP.

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Work Study Program and Part-time Work

The Trent Work Study Program can help you find a part-time job at the university. Some of the jobs available include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations, such as the First Peoples House of Learning.

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Financial Aid Services

To find information about other financial aid specifically available to Indigenous students, contact the Financial Aid Office or Trent’s First Peoples House of Learning.

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