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 read about the many financial aid opportunities available to Indigenous students.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of Toronto has a highly comprehensive financial assistance program, UTAPS that 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.
- The President’s Award for the Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year is given to a student of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) who is studying full time at U of T and involved in course work. The recipient is selected based on academic achievement and previous and/or intended contribution to the Indigenous community.
- The Dr. Lillian McGregor Aboriginal Award of Excellence is given to Indigenous students who are studying full time at U of T (graduate and second-entry programs), who have financial need and who are Ontario residents. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a contribution to the Indigenous community through volunteerism and involvement with First Nations House and/or the Indigenous Students Association.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Loan and grant funding through OSAP are 1 of the ways that you can finance your postsecondary education. The registrar’s office at your campus, faculty or college or Enrolment Services can help you applying for OSAP.
For more information, visit Financial Aid.
Work Study Program and Part-time Work
The Work Study Program at U of T can help eligible students to 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.
Financial Aid Services
Current students can contact their Registrar’s Office.