College – you can afford this!
June 16, 2020

Postsecondary education is an investment in your future. We know many students find it tough to make ends meet, which is why we offer so many options to help you pay your way to graduation.

OSAP

You may be able to get help paying for school through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Loans and grants are based on your calculated financial need. Try the quick OSAP calculator to find out how much you are eligible for.

Bursaries 

Bursaries provide aid to students who have qualified for OSAP and need additional assistance. Check out the various bursaries and application deadlines.

Awards and scholarships

Georgian raises over $1 million annually for awards and scholarships – and they’re not just for students with top grades! Many awards also consider community involvement, leadership, and financial need. And it’s easy to apply online. Our application system even does some of the work for you. Find out more.

Earn while you learn

Many of our programs offer paid co-op, as well as access to summer employment programs and part-time work-study employment opportunities on campus for eligible students with financial need.

And there are dozens of part-time student jobs on campus. Here’s a comprehensive list to help you earn while you learn. Many of these positions fill up over the summer and early fall, so have your resumé and cover letter ready. Watch for job fair notices and job postings starting in the spring.

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Student line of credit

Did you know that most banks offer student loans? Contact yours to learn about options, procedures and deadlines.

Budget planning

We can help you build a budget plan, strategize to control your expenses, and investigate borrowing options. Check out our budgeting tips and tricks.

Questions? Email the Financial Aid office or call 705.722.1530.

Updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Earn while you learn

Some earn while you learn opportunities may not be available or may be reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. part-time jobs on campus). Be sure to follow Georgian on social media and read the student portal news section often so you’ll know when on-campus part-time job postings become available again.

COVID-19 hardship bursary

In summer semester, Georgian offered a $1-million COVID-19 hardship bursary to help ease the financial burden our students are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. We plan to launch another COVID-19 hardship bursary for fall semester. Please check the main COVID-19 web page for details later this summer.

Additional resources

Financial Aid has put together a list of COVID-19 related financial supports. Check it out on the student portal.

This article was originally published in March 2019. It was updated and re-shared in June 2020.