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Student Awards and Financial Aid

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Student Problem Resolution Process

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What do you do if you have a concern regarding your financial aid?

  • OSAP uses standard assessment criteria in the assessment of OSAP eligibility.  There are certain student, spousal and parental situations that can be reviewed by the Student Awards and Financial Office on an exception basis. Please note that not all exceptions can be considered but to find out about the circumstances which can be considered, students can visit our OSAP Appeal Information page.
  • Go to: OSAP Appeal Information
  • Appeal/Review outlines are listed by category. Student must pay close attention to which student status the review applies to and the conditions which must exist for that appeal/review to be considered.  If a student determines that there is no standard appeal/review option that covers their situation, they should provide an initial letter to the attention of the Financial Aid Administrator outlining their situation or they can contact the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office to arrange for an appointment to discuss their situation. The student would then be provided instructions as to how they may go about having their situation reviewed if appropriate.

Eligibility for the above noted programs is based on a student’s OSAP eligibility.  If a student has been denied funding through the University of Windsor In-Course Bursary or the Work Study program, a student may appeal their denial by providing a letter of explanation/rationale as to any extenuating circumstances that they may have requiring a further review of their eligibility. Any requests for a further review should be accompanied by supporting documentation. A student’s cover letter must clearly identify the program that they are requesting a review of their eligibility for, must be clearly written, and must be signed by the student and dated.

Appeal Outline for In-Course Bursary or Work Study Denial

If a student has concerns regarding the level of service that have they received from any member of the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office staff, their concerns may be noted in writing and forwarded to the Director in the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office. A student’s letter of concern must contain the following information:

  • Date that the incident took place (and approximate time if possible);
  • Name of staff person (if known);
  • The situation that was being discussed or addressed by the student and staff;
  • The nature of the student concern;
  • Letter must be signed by the student and dated;
  • Appropriate return address in order to direct a response.

If a student does not wish to address their concern to the Director, Student Awards & Financial Aid, the student may direct their concern as outlined above to:

David Butcher
Executive Director, Budgets & Financial Services

Room 404 Chrysler Hall Tower

Ryan Flannagan
Associate Vice President, Office of Student Experience

Room 117 CAW Student Centre

A student may request a copy of information that they have provided contained within their OSAP, bursary or work study file, provided that there is no third party reference material. A student may also request any other documentation contained within their file that is specific to their dealings with the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office.  Requests must be made in writing, must be signed and dated by the student with the appropriate reference information.  If it is determined that the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office staff are unable to satisfy a student’s request for information, the student may contact the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office:

Mr. Richard Taylor
Information and Privacy Coordinator

Room 1165 Chrysler Hall North


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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Chrysler Hall Tower, Room 102
Dropbox is located outside of the office doors (Currently unavailable).

REGULAR SERVICE HOURS (Currently Not Available):

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 the week of 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.

Chrysler Hall Tower, Room 102

(Dropbox is located outside of the office doors) (Currently Unavailable)

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