Student Financial Services
Western guarantees that no qualified student will be unable to attend Western or be required to withdraw from an academic program for lack of access to adequate financial resources.
Where we are: Room 1100, Western Student Services Building
When: Fall/Winter hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm
Summer hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4:00pm
What we do:
Student Financial Aid Officers | Merit Based Awards & Scholarships | Financial Need-Based Programs offered by Western | Fees & Refunds | OSAP | Financial Fitness for First Generation and Continuing Students
Contact Financial Services:
Consultations with a Student Financial Aid Officer are made by appointment only. An
appointment can be made with your counsellor by visiting Student Central, or by calling 661-2100 during office hours. To determine who your counsellor is, click here.
More Information about Student Financial Services:
To view FAQs for Student Financial Services, click here. | To Contact Student Financial Services online, click here.
OSAP and other Government Loan Information
The University of Western Ontario and Student Financial Services are committed to providing the best possible service to students as well as helping you achieve your academic goals, regardless of your personal financial circumstances. One option available for many students to explore is accessing government loan and/or bursary funding. If you have questions or concerns regarding your experience within Student Financial Services please contact Karen Pypstra, Student Financial Services, The University of Western Ontario, Phone:519-661-2111 ext 84655 Fax: 519-850-2394.
Ø OSAP Information
Ø OSAP Forms
Ø Part-time Canada Student Loan (PTCSL)
Ø Ontario Special Bursary Program (OSBP)
Ø Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
Ø The Child-Care Bursary Plan
Ø United States Loan Funding
This section contains information about tuition fees, due dates, and payment options. Students who drop courses or withdraw from the University can view the applicable refund schedules. Students can check their tuition account balance or get their tuition tax receipt with their student number and PIN.
Ø Tuition Account Balance
Ø Payment Options
Ø Tuition Fee Schedules
Ø Refund Schedules
Ø Tax Receipts (T2202as)
Merit Based Awards & Scholarships
Scholarships and Awards are established and funded by individual donors, corporations, Faculties, Departments, and the governing body of the University of Western Ontario. Scholarships and Awards are awarded in the Fall of each year based on the student's previous academic performance and current registration. These awards are taxable income and students are issued T4A's in February
for the previous taxation year.
Ø Admission Scholarships
Ø In-Course Scholarships & Awards
Ø External Awards
Ø Employee Group Scholarships
Ø National Scholarship Program
Ø Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship
Ø Award Search
Financial Need-Based Programs offered by Western
The Bursary, Work Study and Need Based Award programs are all based on financial need. By submitting one Financial Assistance Profile Application students can be considered for the programs for which they are eligible (depending on their year and course load); students can choose if they wish to be considered for one or more of the programs when beginning the application process.
Financial Assistance for Students in the First Year of an Undergraduate or Professional Program
Ø Admission Bursaries
Ø Need Based Awards
Financial Assistance Profile for Students in the Second year or above of an Undergraduate or Professional Program
Bursaries | Need Based Awards | Work Study for Students
Ø Additional Financial Need-based Programs
Ø Graduate Student Bursaries
Ø Senior Citizen Bursaries
Ø International Student Funding
Ø First Generation Students
Ø First Generation Bursary
Student Financial Services Officers are financial counsellors who assist students and provide them with options to ensure they are able to continue their academic studies at Western. If you would like to consult with a counsellor, appointments can be made by calling 661-2100 during hours of operation.
Theresa Clarke, Susan Chapman
Engineering/Physical Therapy /Grad Students
Michelle Foster, Roz Peterson
Important Notice: It is the practice of the University to disclose a student’s name, address, biographical data faculty, academic programs, and any other information needed to confirm a student recipient’s eligibility and receipt of a specific scholarship, award or bursary to the donor of the scholarship, award or bursary.
A student’s name, name of the scholarship, bursary or award, faculty and or program, year of study and any other any other information relevant to the scholarship, award or bursary may also be included in publications prepared for donors that list recipients of donor-funded scholarships, awards and bursaries. Such publications will not include any contact information or other identifying details.
Any such publications will be distributed to donors who supported students and may also be presented to the families of deceased donors, official donor contacts and selected potential donors to encourage gifts.
If you do not wish to be included in such publications, you must log in to the Student Services website https://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure/index.cfm by May 30 of the relevant academic year. Select “My Present,” and under the Financial Assistance heading, you will see “Recipient Report Click here to opt out.” Your wishes will be honoured and your decision will in no way affect your eligibility to receive future scholarships, bursaries or need-based awards.
Improving Your Financial Fitness
Student Financial Services now offers Credit Counselling to students seeking practical advice on money, loans, debt management, and credit card usage. To visit Western’s official financial resources website, click here.
First Generation Students
Are you the first of your family to attend university? And do you have questions about financial matters? Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs for various Student Financial Services sections
Work Study Employers
Access for Work Study Employers
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