Need-Based Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is usually awarded based on a combination of demonstrated financial need and a specific minimum cumulative grade point average or CGPA. There are two types of need-based financial aid available for continuing education students:

­Ryerson Bursaries

Bursaries are a form of need-based financial aid, and are usually awarded based on a combination of demonstrated financial need and a specific minimum cumulative grade point average, or CGPA. The list below describes the bursaries available to continuing education students.

CESAR General Bursary
Awarded By: The Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR)

Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a continuing education, distance education, or part-time degree course. Criteria is based on financial need.

Description:
Non-repayable award

Number of Bursaries Available: Varies
Value: $500

How to Apply:
Applications are available online at mycesar.ca/services/bursary/.

Application Deadlines:
  • Fall 2018: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Winter 2019: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2019: Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Summer 2019: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a Chang School course or certificate program. Criteria are demonstrated financial need and demonstrated academic objectives and/or performance.

Description:
Non-repayable tuition waiver

Number of Bursaries Available: Varies
Value: Up to $600 for one course

How to Apply:
Application forms (PDF) are available online and at The Chang School, Heaslip House, 297 Victoria Street. Applications must be handed in to The Chang School.

Application Deadlines:
  • Fall 2018: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Winter 2019: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Spring/Summer 2019: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
The Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education Bursary
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in a Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education program

Description:
Non-repayable tuition waiver

Number of Bursaries Available: Varies
Value: Up to full tuition fees for one course

How to Apply:
Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Natasha Vasiliou Bursary
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students who are completing the Transition Foundations program through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education program and will be entering Ryerson University as an undergraduate student in the forthcoming Fall

Description:
To support an Aboriginal student, a first generation Canadian student, or a student with a disability who is graduating from The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps –Access to Post-Secondary Education programming

Number of Bursaries Available: 1
Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

­Government Assistance

Students may apply for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding if they are officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program taking three or more billing units throughout each term. The courses must be part of the required curriculum to complete the certificate or degree.

For more information on government assistance, visit the Student Financial Assistance website.