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University of Waterloo - 2017

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $17,446 $42,272
Room & Board: $10,724 $10,724
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $3,000 $3,000
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Student Data Form (SDF), Family Financial Statement (FFS), Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The University of Waterloo is committed to making sure that financial need doesn't get in the way of your success. The University of Waterloo guarantees to fund unmet need for all students as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or an assistance program from another Canadian province.

Other methods of financing your education include:
President's and Merit Scholarships which are awarded to all students entering first year with a minimum admission average of 85%. All students are also automatically considered for all Engineering Entrance Scholarships when they apply for admission, no additional application forms are required. Awards are valued from $1,000 to $20,000 for top scholarships. The scholarship decisions relating to these awards take both academic success and extra-curricular involvement into consideration. For a list of all entrance scholarships available in engineering, visit

100% of students studying in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo are in the co-op system of study. Through a series of up to six, four-month work terms relating to their area of study students, on average, earn between $50,000 and $90,000 over the 4 years and 8 months they are in their program. This is an excellent way to help finance your university education.

Students are eligible to apply for other methods of funding once enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering. Details about all methods of funding including upper-year scholarships, OSAP, bursaries, jobs, and other loan programs can be found at

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides eligible students with various types of assistance based on financial need. This assistance is intended to supplement, not to replace, the resources of you and your family. Detailed information is available at

Bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants. Bursaries are awarded based primarily on financial need, but some may also include other selection criteria such as extracurricular involvement, leadership, etc. Bursaries supplement students' primary sources of funding such as OSAP, employment income, and parental/spousal contributions.

The Centre for Career Action is a department open to all parties on campus for aid in finding part-time employment both on and off campus.