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Need-Based Financial Aid

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.

There are two 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
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 award Varies $500 Apply for the CESAR General Bursary
  • Fall 2019: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Winter 2020: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.–Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2020: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Summer 2020: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.–Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
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
  • Fall 2019: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Winter 2020: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Spring/Summer 2020: Applications will only be accepted from April 15 to April 26, 2020.
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. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.