What need-based funding is available?
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University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students (UTAPS)
Did you know U of T has an amazing financial aid program called UTAPS? The best thing about UTAPS is you don’t have to pay the money back. The UTAPS program is open to full-time students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons) who are eligible for need-based government student assistance.
How to Apply — Ontario Students
- All students who receive funding from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) will automatically be assessed for UTAPS funding.
- In addition to OSAP and UTAPS, incoming Ontario students can apply for need-based Engineering admission awards. To be considered for these additional awards, students entering Engineering in September 2017 must complete and submit this Online Estimator form by February 26, 2017.
How to Apply — Non-Ontario Students
- Out-of-province students who quality for need-based funding must submit a UTAPS application. Students entering Engineering in September 2017 can apply for UTAPS starting in the summer of 2017. The deadline for out-of-province UTAPS applications is typically late-November.
Government Sponsored Student Loans
There are two kinds of government sponsored student loans – provincial and federal (Canada Student Loans). Provincial loan programs like the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are available through all Canadian provinces. Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons are eligible to apply for provincial student loans.
US Student Aid
American students attending the University of Toronto can access funding through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. US students can also earn scholarships for their high school achievements through raise.me.
The University of Toronto is pleased to support and work in partnership with international students who are being sponsored by third party and/or government agencies while attending U of T. As a top ranked institution, the University of Toronto is an approved destination for most countries’ national mobility scholarship programs.