Pay for Your Education

Can you afford the education you need to achieve your goals? You have many options to get training or a degree. Start planning now how to pay for your education.

Before you apply to schools, update your budget. Know how much you can afford to pay for training.

What are your financial aid choices?
Financial aid is money that helps you pay for school or training. Most students get financial aid that is used to pay for tuition, books, or other costs.

Types of Financial Aid
Grants, scholarships, and bursaries are awards you don't have to pay back. Grants mostly come from the government. Scholarships can come from a school, community group, business, or the government. Some scholarships are for people who don't have much money. Others are for people who are good at sports, have good grades, or a special talent. Check with the school that you want to go to for scholarships that fit you.
A loan is money you borrow. You have to pay back a loan with interest. There are many kinds of loans. Each has a different interest rate and rules. A well-known loan is the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
Work study is a job offered through the school. It helps you earn money to pay for your education. You can find work study listings at your campus Career Center. 

Online Financial Aid Resources

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