Financial Aid


Investing in your future may require some help along the way. The University of Ottawa 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. Here are 2 examples of awards available at uOttawa.

The Indigenous Leadership Scholarship is awarded to an Aboriginal student who has demonstrated excellent academic performance and outstanding leadership skills.

The Education Bursary for Indigenous Students is given to Aboriginal students who are pursuing undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa and who demonstrate financial need.

You can find a list of uOttawa’s scholarships and bursaries. You can also visit the Indigenous Resource Centre (IRC) website 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 fund your postsecondary education. Financial Aid and Awards Service at uOttawa can help you apply for OSAP.

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Work Study Program and Part-Time Work

The Work Study Program at uOttawa can help eligible students to find part-time work at the university. Some jobs available to you might include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations such as the Aboriginal Student Centre.

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Financial Aid Services

To find information on financial aid available specifically to Aboriginal students, contact Financial Aid and Awards and uOttawa’s Indigenous Resource Centre (IRC).

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