Financial Aid

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

The University of Toronto offers financial aid through advising and allocation of needs-based funding through grants and awards. Several scholarships and bursaries are specifically for Indigenous students.

Visit Financial Aid for financial aid advising or to read about the many financial aid opportunities available to Indigenous students.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

University of Toronto Financial Aid (UTAPS) provides needs-based assistance to students who qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program or other Canadian government financial aid and whose need has not been met by these programs.

In addition, financial aid is available through a variety of other scholarships, bursaries, government programs and Indigenous-specific scholarships and awards.

The following are examples of 2 awards available at U of T:

University of Toronto Achievement Scholars Award: A newly minted 1-time scholarship program, valued at $10,000, awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students who self-identify as Black or Indigenous. Candidates are assessed based on a holistic evaluation of their academic history, leadership and demonstrated contributions to Black or Indigenous communities. Financial need may also be considered. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or convention refugees. Applicants must submit the Awards Profile by February 1st to be considered for the University of Toronto Achievement Scholarship.

Bennett Scholars: Awarded to full-time, undergraduate students at the University of Toronto on the basis of financial need, with preference given to students with Indigenous backgrounds or whose parents did not attend university or college.

Click here to learn more about awards, financial aid and band funding supports at U of T.

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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 Work Study Program at U of T can help eligible students find part-time work at the university. Some of the jobs available to you might include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations such as Indigenous Student Services.

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Financial Aid Services

For information about other financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, visit Financial Aid or Indigenous Student Services.

Current students can contact their Registrar’s Office.

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