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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
October 31, 2014

Canadian Excellence

General Laurier Graduate Bursary Application for Fall, Winter and Spring terms

When you apply for Laurier tuition bursary assistance, you will be assessed forthemaximum amount of available bursary funding through this program. This bursary assistance is made available from tuition set aside funds. In addition, eligible students will be considered for fundingfrom the Student Access Guarantee (see below).Funding eligibility for the Student Access Guarantee is determinedbased on an OSAP assessment, and no additional application is required in order to receive Student Access Guarantee funding, it is granted automatically once a bursary application is received, and eligibility is determined through the OSAP program. It is possible to receive bursary assistance from each of these sources.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to be eligible for General Laurier Tuition Bursary assistance, ALL students must complete an OSAP application. Click here for complete details.

For general graduate tuition bursary assistance, you will be assessed based on your income and expenses for the applicable study period.

Student Access Guarantee: The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and Ontario's provincially assisted universities and colleges are partnering to support access to postsecondary education. In March of 2006, the Ministry ended a two-year tuition freeze and announced a new Tuition Framework for the Fall 2006 to the Winter 2010. Postsecondary institutions are now required to participate in the Student Access Guarantee (SAG) that states: "No qualified Ontario student should be prevented from attending Ontario's public colleges and universities due to lack of financial support programs. Students should have access to the resources they need for their tuition and books and mandatory fees when these are above the usual range of costs covered by OSAP".

By submitting an application to the Laurier General Tuition Bursary program, and having a completed OSAP application, all students will automatically be considered for Student Access Guarantee funding, no further application is required.


1) A completed OSAP application is required in order to be considered for bursary assistance. Click here for complete details and exceptions.

2) Proven financial need (completion ofthe online student budget form is required; included in the bursary application or available through the completion of the online student profiles)

3) Registration in a graduate program.

4) Satisfactory academic achievement

5) Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident



Applications will be available online on LORIS as of November 4, 2013.

Deadline is January 20, 2014,11:59 pm