Financial Aid


Investing in your future may require some help along the way. U of G offers financial aid to eligible students, as well as a number of scholarships and bursaries specifically for Aboriginal learners.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Aboriginal-specific scholarships and awards. The following are examples of awards available at U of G.

The Lincoln Alexander Scholarship is open to entering students who identify as Aboriginal, a person with a disability or a member of a racial minority, and who demonstrate superior leadership ability and involvement in high school and communities.

The Aboriginal Student Engagement Scholarship is open to students in any program who self-identify as First Nations (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit and who are engaged in the Aboriginal community in their home community or at U of G.

The Jack and Lillian MacDonald Scholarship is open to students coming from the Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP).

Check out U of G’s searchable list of scholarships and bursaries, or visit the Aboriginal Resource Centre for information about financial aid available to you.

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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

A student loan through OSAP is 1 of the ways that you can finance your postsecondary education. The Student Financial Services Office at U of G can help you apply for OSAP.

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Work-Study Program and Part-Time Work

Experience Guelph is your gateway to on-campus employment, work study, course-integrated learning and cooperative education. Some of the on-campus jobs available to you might include helping professors with research or working at campus units such as the library, Wellness Education Centre or Aboriginal Resource Centre.

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Financial Aid Services

For information on other financial aid available specifically to Aboriginal students, visit Student Financial Services or U of G’s Aboriginal Resource Centre.

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