U of T Bursary / Grants

Bursaries and grants are non-repayable funds given to eligible students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. They are non-repayable (read: free money), and are intended to assist you in financing your education. Students who complete a bursary application are expected to have explored additional sources of financial assistance, such as: OSAP, a student line of credit or bank loan, family support, and/or part-time work.

UTSC Bursary

This bursary is available for full-time students during the Fall, Winter, and Summer session. Apply on eService by the appropriate deadline:

Fall 2019 - Winter 2020
Fall only studies: August 28, 2019 - November 4, 2019
Fall and Winter studies: August 28, 2019 - March 2, 2020


University of Toronto Advance Planning for  Students (UTAPS)

UTAPS is designed to assist students who have unmet financial needs. After an assessment has been made, qualifying students will see UTAPS funding credited directly into their ACORN account. To qualify, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person enrolled in a full-time program who is receiving government student aid.

Students who apply for OSAP are automatically considered.

First Nation students and out-of-province students may submit an application online through U of T Enrolment Services.

Academic Travel Fund

The Academic Travel Fund supports undergraduate students who travel to academic conferences, meetings and/or research initiatives can submit project proposals by the appropriate deadline dates.

For more information, application deadlines, and questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

University of Toronto
Crown Ward

This grant provides eligible students with the opportunity to receive 50% of their tuition costs, to a maximum of $3000 per academic year.

Applications can be found on the U of T Enrolment Services website.

SCSU Dollar for
Daycare Grant

This grant provides eligible students with assistance for daycare or babysitting expenses. 

The application form is available on eService from early September to October 31st of each year.

SCSU Textbook Grant

Each year the Scarborough Campus Students' Union (SCSU) provides funding to help sttudents with the cost relating to textbooks. The purpose of the grant to supplement the student's financial resources and is paid to your ACORN account. 

The grant application is available on eService from the middle of September until the end of October. For more information, please visit the SCSU website.

UTSC N'sheemaehn Child Care Centre Bursary

Students who have a child enrolled at N'Sheemaehn are advised to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor in order to pick up an application form to assist them with daycare expenses.