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Financing Your Education

Attending a university or college is a big investment, especially if you must live away from home to attend the institution of your choice. While it has been proven that it is money well spent, many students require financial help to pay for the costs of their education. These costs include tuition, books, living expenses and travel expenses. If you want to attend a postsecondary institution, but need financial help, you have a number of options to consider including:
  • Your own savings from working in the summer and the school year can be used. Your parents' savings can also be used.
  • You may qualify for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)​.
  • The college or university you are planning to attend may offer grants, loans and scholarships. You may qualify for other public and private scholarships and bursaries. See our comprehensive Scholarship and Bursary Listings​ to find out about these.
  • Financial institutions such as banks and trust companies may offer student loans and lines of credit.