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Bursaries

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. The Chang School’s bursaries are administered through AwardSpring. Please refer below for tips on how to apply.

There are three types of need-based financial aid available for continuing education students:

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Award Name Eligibility/Criteria Description Number of Awards Available Value How to Apply Application Deadlines
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary Students registered in a Chang School course or certificate program; criteria are demonstrated financial need and demonstrated academic objectives and/or performance Non-repayable tuition waiver Varies Up to $800 for one course Apply for The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary
  • Winter 2021: Application is online from January 13 to April 11, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. midnight.
  • Spring/Summer 2021: Application is online from May 11 to July 11, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. midnight.
  • Fall 2021: Application will be online late Summer 2021. Website will be updated.
CESAR Bursaries Students registered in a Chang School course where CESAR fees are collected; criteria is based on demonstrated financial need Non-repayable tuition waiver Varies Up to $500 for one course Apply for the CESAR Bursaries
  • Winter 2021: Application is online from January
    13 to January 24, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. midnight.
CESAR General Bursary (Awarded by the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson) Students registered in a continuing education, distance education, or part-time degree course; criteria is based on financial need Non-repayable bursary Varies Up to $500 Apply for the CESAR General Bursary
  • Fall 2020: Application is online from August 31 to September 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Winter 2021: Application is online from January 8 at 12:00 p.m. to February 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Spring 2021: Application is online from April 30 at 12:00 p.m. to May 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Summer 2021: Application is online from June 25 at 12:00 p.m. to July 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Natasha Vasiliou Bursary 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 term 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 1 $1,000 Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education. Applications have now closed.

Tips for using AwardSpring

The Chang School’s bursaries are administered through AwardSpring. To apply, please follow the steps below.

  1. Enrol in a Chang School course and pay the applicable fees.
  2. Create an AwardSpring account.
  3. In AwardSpring, apply for the bursary for which you are eligible. Note: To be eligible for a bursary, you must indicate that you are in financial need when setting-up your AwardSpring account. Note: Financial need assessments may take up to two weeks to complete. We suggest that you continue checking your AwardSpring account for the status of your assessment.
  4. For further details, refer to the AwardSpring Student Guide on the Registrar’s website.
  5. If you have further questions, email ceawardsbursary@ryerson.ca.