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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 Download the application form for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary or pick it up in person at The Chang School, Heaslip House, 297 Victoria Street. Applications must be handed in to The Chang School.
  • Fall 2019: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Winter 2020: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Spring/Summer 2020: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:00 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. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.