Financial aid and awards
Education is an investment in your future. Don't let cost be a barrier — we can help you secure funding.
Helpful tips to fund your education
Students from Ontario: Apply for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) right after you’ve accepted your offer of admission to Sheridan. The OSAP application can take 4–6 weeks to process so it's best to get started as soon as possible. For OSAP recipients: You’ll still need to pay the non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline to reserve a spot in your program, but other fees aren’t expected until later in the semester — typically after you’ve received your OSAP funding.
Apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries during the first month of each semester using our online General Award Application, which will automatically match you with any bursaries that you’re eligible for. This is your first step before applying to other funding opportunities that may require a separate application.
Create a budget and stick to it. This will ensure your money will last through the year so you can avoid financial difficulty. Be careful of credit card promotions. It’s easy to spend too much on credit, but can be difficult to pay the debt off.
We encourage you to complete a budget form to get started.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a government-funded program designed to help Ontarians fund their postsecondary education. It provides financial assistance to postsecondary students with demonstrated financial need. The amount of OSAP you’re eligible to receive is determined through a financial need assessment and is based on your costs and resources. When you apply, you’re automatically considered for both grants (money you don’t have to pay back) and loans (money that you must repay after you leave full-time studies). Visit the OSAP website for more information.
Each province and territory offers its own government student financial assistance program. If you're attending Sheridan from outside of Ontario, you can apply for government assistance through your home province or territory.
Work Study programs
Consider applying for a Work Study position on campus (or through remote work) to help offset the cost of your education. If you're studying full-time, you may be eligible for a part-time Work Study position. If you’re in a co-op work term or between academic terms, you may be eligible for a full-time position. Visit sheridancollege.ca/work-study for more information.
Scholarships, awards and bursaries
Each year, Sheridan issues millions of dollars to students through scholarships, awards and bursaries.
We encourage you to apply for funding opportunities through Sheridan’s online award system at the beginning of each semester.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and other established criteria.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarships
Many of our degree programs offer entrance scholarships — ranging from $1,000–$3,000! Eligible applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships (no separate application required).
Bursaries are awarded to students demonstrating financial need along with other criteria.
Sheridan presents hundreds of academic awards to students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement.
Use this budget tool to help you plan
Looking for financial assistance?
Connect with our team of experts in the Financial Aid and Awards Office — we’re here to support you.