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Student Awards and Financial Aid

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The University of Windsor participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are attending the University of Windsor may qualify for the federal loan program.

A title IV Federal Student Aid eligible program must lead to an associate, bachelor's, professional, or graduate degree and be at least a two-academic-year program.

The following programs are not Direct Loan eligible programs:

  • Certificate
  • Non-degree
  • Executive Education
  • Cooperative Education
  • Nursing
  • Distance Education (even if only one of your courses is a distance course)
  • Programs with an internships/Practical component (some exceptions may apply)
  • Programs that are administered in modules
  • International Academic Exchange

US students in receipt of US Federal Student Aid are not permitted to return to the US for any portion of their studies (including internships).

Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's post-secondary education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) rather than a bank or other financial institution.

Direct Subsidized Loans are for students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while you are in school at least half-time, during your grace period, and during deferment periods.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods.

Direct PLUS Loans are low interest unsubsidized loans available to parents of dependent students or for graduate/professional degree students. PLUS loans help pay for education expenses up to the Cost of Attendance (COA) minus Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA). Interest is charged during all periods.

Note: PLUS loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history - a credit check will be done. If you are determined to have an adverse credit history, you may still receive a Direct PLUS Loan if you obtain an endorser who does not have an adverse credit history. An endorser is someone who agrees to repay the Direct PLUS Loan if the borrower defaults on payment.

* For additional information about Direct Loans, visit: Federal Student Aid

** Learn more about Federal Student Aid at a foreign school.


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 as it becomes available.  Students experiencing financial hardship should email 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. 

VISIT US (Currently Not Available)

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

Chrysler Hall Tower, Room 102

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


Entering Student Awards

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