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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
  • Spring/Summer 2020: Applications will only be accepted from April 15 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:00 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 award Varies $500 Apply for the CESAR General Bursary
  • 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.
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. Thursday, August 20, at 5:00 p.m.

Tips for using AwardSpring

The Chang School’s bursaries are now 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.
    • Please note: To be eligible for a bursary, you must indicate that you are in financial need when setting-up your AwardSpring account.
  4. For further details, refer to the AwardSpring Student Guide on the Registrar’s website.
  5. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to email