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Dropping Courses

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It is recognized that dropping courses is necessary in order to avoid academic standing issues but please note that if you are receiving student aid, dropping courses could have financial implications.  Before dropping a course or courses, please ensure that you understand how it could impact you.

The following guide should be used when making a decision to drop a course or courses:

Government Student Loans (OSAP, US, Out of Province)*

Dropping From # of courses: 6 or 5
To # of  courses: 4
% Course Load: 100%
Implications: None

Dropping From # of courses: 5
To # of  courses: 3
% Course Load: 60%
Implications: Maintain eligibility but a tuition fee adjustment calculation may result in an overpayment.  Where an overpayment exists, any tuition refund will be sent back to the National Student Loan Service Centre to pay down all or a portion of the overpayment.

Dropping From # of courses: 6 (where 6 courses is considered a full-time course load in your program)
To # of  courses: 3 or less
% Course Load: 50% or less
Implications: Loss of eligibility and an overpayment will be calculated.

Dropping From # of courses: 5
To # of  courses: 2 or less
% Course Load: 40% or less
Implications: Loss of eligibility and an overpayment will be calculated.

Dropping From # of courses: Full withdrawal
Implications: Loss of eligibility and an overpayment will be calculated

* With the exception of US Federal Student Aid, students with a documented permanent disability for government student aid (Ontario and other Canadian provinces only) may reduce their course load to 40% of a full course load and still maintain full-time eligibility with a tuition adjustment only.

Most scholarships, specifically the UWindsor Open Entrance Scholarships require that a student maintain full-time status at all times for continued eligibility unless otherwise indicated as per your letter or the scholarship regulations established for the academic year in which you were eligible for the award.

Most need-based bursaries require that a student maintain a minimum of 60% of a full course load unless otherwise indicated as per your letter.

Exceptions exist for students with a documented permanent disability similar to the exceptions that exist for government student aid purposes.

Where it has been determined that dropping a course or courses was necessary, where extenuating circumstances have occurred and where this decision has impacted your future financial aid eligibility, an appeal may be possible.  Please contact Student Awards & Financial Aid to discuss your appeal options.  Not all situations can be appealed so please be sure that you are aware of the consequences prior to making a decision to drop a course where loss of eligibility is the outcome.


UPDATED OFFICE ACCESS:

Effective immediately, Student Awards & Financial Aid will only be accessible via email and on-line appointments as staff are all currently working remotely.  Information and updates will be posted to our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/studentawards/415/covid-19-updates as it becomes available.  Students experiencing financial hardship should email award1@uwindsor.ca with a brief explanation of their situation and their request will be triaged appropriately.

Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3300
Fax: (519) 973-7087

* In order to better assist you, please include your UWindsor Student Number in your email. 
Email: award1@uwindsor.ca

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Day    Open    Close    Service   
Monday    1:00 PM    4:00 PM    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Tuesday    9:00 AM    4:00 PM    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Wednesday    1:00 PM    4:00 PM    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Thursday    9:00 AM    4:00 PM    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Friday    1:00 PM    4:00 PM    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and emails within 2 business days where possible
  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails

Student Identification Requirements

Financial Aid Deadlines

2019/2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid News & Updates

March 23, 2020 - The Entering Student Award Profile will be made available on March 30th, 2020. Students will receive communication once the Award profile is live. We understand that this is a stressful time for many individuals and appreciate your patience and understanding. Our goal is to create the most user-friendly Scholarship profile as possible for our incoming University of Windsor students.  

2019-2020 Award Allocations

The in-course scholarship and bursary allocations for the 2019-2020 academic year is an ongoing process. From December 1st to March 31st current University of Windsor students will be communicated with, should they be awarded a scholarship or bursary. We encourage students to regularly check their UWindsor email and UWinsite Student Account for updates.

General need-based bursaries will be allocated to the student account around mid-December.  

If you are experiencing financial hardship and you are in receipt of OSAP assistance, please email award1@uwindsor.ca.

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