Financial Support

For students in financial need, the following guiding questions can help you access the necessary supports.

  1. Have you filled out the Student Financial Profile (SFP)?
    In order to be considered for awards and bursaries you must complete a SFP. The deadline for submission is usually in early March each year. Students apply for the SFP once for the Fall/Winter and once for the Summer (if they are taking Summer courses).
  2. Have you applied for OSAP?
    Students can apply for OSAP up until the end of January each year for the current session. It is advised that you do so in order to access all sources of funding available to you. Students can also apply for Summer OSAP (applications are ready in mid-Feb).
  3. Have you had a drastic change in your financial situation?
    If you have submitted a SFP, and something drastic has changed in regards to your finances during the year (i.e. death in the family, illness, loss of job), email This department considers appeals for assistance once per week.
  4. Is there a delay in the processing of your loan?
    If you are receiving OSAP and there is a delay in the processing of your loan, you can call Registrarial Services at 416-872-9675 and ask to speak with an adviser.
  5. Are you experiencing a financial emergency?
    In the case of financial emergencies, the Faculty of Education may have some discretionary funds that can be utilized. To find out more information and receive an assessment, please contact Vanessa Grafi
  6. Have you applied for a bursary or award from the Faculty of Education? 

    Awards and bursaries are available to Faculty of Education BEd students to assist with the cost of university tuition. All BEd students who feel they meet the criteria of academic excellence and financial need are encouraged to apply. Students are required to complete Student Financial Profile by October 15 and apply for the awardsPlease note along with the October 15th Student Financial Profile  deadline the following  awards require an additional Personal/Written Statement and a Recommendation Letter to be submitted directly to the Office of Student Services.   The application forms can be found with our forms.  The deadline is November 1st.  

Information provided by:

Student Financial Services
York University