Student Finances

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OSAP & Government Loans

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.

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Fees & Refunds

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 online tuition account balance or get their tuition tax receipt.

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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships and Awards are awarded during the academic year based on the student's previous academic performance and current registration.

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Bursaries are non-repayable grants that are awarded on the basis of financial need. Bursaries supplement students’ primary sources of funding such as OSAP, bank loans/lines of credit and parental/spousal contributions. Financial need is determined in a manner similar to the Canada and Ontario Student Loans assessment. It involves assessing the costs of the program that students are registered in or are applying for, and any available resources.

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Work Study

student_finances/pdfs/Grad Work Study Application Fall 2018.pdfWestern’s Work Study program offers an opportunity for students to work part-time on campus in jobs that accommodate their studies. The objectives of the Work Study program are to assist students in financial need with a regular source of income, offer students training and experience that will assist them in further studies and their eventual entrance into the workforce, and to help staff and faculty.

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Financial Counselling

Information on Financial Counselling and Appointments

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Tax Receipts

The University of Western Ontario is required to report tax information to all students to enable them to complete their Canadian tax returns.

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US Student Funding
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Award Search

The University of Western Ontario has a comprehensive Scholarship, Award and Bursary program that recognizes and encourages student achievement while providing a vital source of funding for student in financial need. This Award Search will help identify the scholarships, awards and bursaries available to you.

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Money Talks @ Western U
It’s important for students to understand how to manage their money in order to avoid financial stress. Financial literacy programs are used to share knowledge about how to make responsible, informed, and effective financial decisions. Money Talks @ Western U hosts workshops and drop-in events that aim to address a variety of concepts relating to financial decision-making and wellness; more specifically, the financial components of budgeting, banking, credit, paying for school, and life after Western.  Read More