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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Money On Your Mind?

So, how much does it all cost, you ask? There’s tuition, living expenses, textbooks, technology, fees and parking costs. And don’t forget food, clothing, entertainment, transportation, phone bills and the occasional haircut! The good news is we can help.

Our Student Awards office has got all the information you need on scholarships and bursaries, and there are many opportunities to pick up part-time work on- and off-campus.

Estimated Costs to Attend Laurier1

Waterloo Campus

ItemCost

Tuition2

$6,346 - $8,715

Incidental Fees

$1,073 - $1,273

Books

$950

Academic Subtotal

$8,369

Residence

$4,797 - $7,723

Meal Plans (2 different options)3

$4,850 or $5,250

Clothing

$500

Travel/Transportation

$600

Personal (entertainment, hair, etc.)

$2,000 ($250/month)

Parking Fees

$283

Total (approximate)

$21,399

Brantford Campus

ItemCost

Tuition

$6,346 - $8,715

Incidental Fees

$1,089

Books

$950

Academic Subtotal

$8,385

Residence

$6,229 - $6,676

Groceries

$2,400 ($300/month)

Clothing

$500

Meal Plan

$800

Travel/Transportation

$600

Personal (entertainment, hair, etc.)

$2,000

Parking Fees

$283

Total (approximate)

$21,197

1For the academic year 2016-2017. Refer to the undergraduate academic calendar for details. Fees are subject to increase for 2017-2018. The charts are an estimate only.

2Canadian undergraduate BBA/BCS double degree with the University of Waterloo tuition fees for first-year students are $12,972.

3Apartment-Style Meal Plan option is mandatory for those students who have been assigned to an apartment-style residence, at a cost of $2,020.

*Costs variable depending on student.

Are You a Smart Cookie?

Laurier offers numerous scholarships and awards. To be considered for competitive opportunities, you must submit a Student and Faculty profile on LORIS. Look for emails to your “mylaurier” email account for deadline dates. If you’re a Canadian high school student, we automatically grant entrance scholarships based on your grades.

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97% of Laurier’s 2015 graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies.

Money a Little Tight?

Based solely on financial need, entrance bursaries are worth a maximum of $2,000 and do not need to be repaid. Once you have applied to Laurier through OUAC, you can apply for a bursary until the deadline: April 19, 2017.

Government Support

Roughly half of all Laurier students are granted government loans through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) is another program that assists qualified students with their university costs. Students who apply for OSAP funding will automatically be assessed for OTG consideration and other grants. You should apply early (mid-July) to ensure that your funding will be available to you by the start of the academic year.

Study and Work

Lots of people work while they go to school. Laurier hires numerous students for work in almost every department on campus and our co-op program gives you the opportunity to gain work experience while earning a pay cheque.

The Laurier Work-Study Program provides students in financial need with on-campus part-time employment. About 75 positions are available annually and allow for a maximum earning of $2,000 per year for first- or second-year students, and $3,000 per year for third- and fourth-year students.

Waterloo and Brantford are thriving communities with a diverse manufacturing base and healthy retail and service sectors. These are great areas for student employment, with plenty of opportunities close to campus.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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