2014 Studentlife 101 - University of Waterloo

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Student Accounts
Loron Pellowe
Student Awards & Financial Aid
Maureen Jones and Brooke Sterritt
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
What will you learn?
1
How to pay your fees
2
How to get funding
STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Your fees
Fees are assessed “per term”
Your student account
Your student account is available ONLY
on Quest.
Student Centre>Finances>Account Inquiry
Check your uwaterloo.ca
email inbox for news
about your account
Account details
Your tax receipts
Tax receipts are available on Quest in
February each year.
TAX
RECEIPTS
Your Confirmation of Enrolment
If you need Confirmation of Enrolment
or forms signed for RESP purposes,
please contact the Registrar’s Office.
RESPs
Your privacy
Due to privacy legislation, we can’t
discuss your account details with
ANYONE without your authorization.
YOU are responsible for your
student account!
IMPORTANT
How to become “Fees Arranged”
Pay your fees in
full
Use a Promissory
Note if you have
appropriate
funding
How to make your payment
Bank
payments
Online
banking,
ATM, teller
(use
student ID
# as
account #)
Certified
cheque,
money
order or
bank draft
from a
Canadian
bank
Western
Union
GlobalPay
transfer
NO
credit
cards, cash,
debit,
Interac
email
transfers
NO
instalment
payment
plans
What is a Promissory Note?
Document that
indicates that you have
funding coming during
the term to pay your
fees
Allows you to defer
part of your payment
until your financial aid
is available
What kinds of funding may be used?
Waterloo
scholarships
Third-party
sponsorships
(approved)
External
scholarships
payable to
Waterloo
Waterloo tuition
benefits
GRS, RAs, or TAs
(grads only)
Canadian
government
student loans (like
OSAP)
Seniors’ bursaries
You cannot use a Promissory Note for
these types of funding:
RESP funding
Third-party
sponsorships
(not approved)
External
scholarships
payable to you
Employment
income
Employer
reimbursement
Foreign
government
student loans
International
scholarships
How to submit the Promissory Note
Instructions on Student
Accounts website
uwaterloo.ca/finance/student-accounts
How to access the Promissory Note
On Quest
uwaterloo.ca/quest/
What if you aren’t Fees Arranged?
If you’re not Fees Arranged….
You will not receive
your
scholarships/bursaries
Your access to course
material on LEARN will
be affected
You will not receive
government student
loan funding (OSAP)
Check your status on Quest
Avoid a late fee
Fall 2014 due date is August 25, 2014
Bookmark the due dates schedule:
https://uwaterloo.ca/finance/student-accounts/due-dates-late-fees
FEDS health/dental plan
“FedofStdnts-Administered Fees”
Details at www.ihaveaplan.ca
QUESTIONS?
STUDENT AWARDS &
FINANCIAL AID
Sources of funding
Undergraduate
scholarships
and awards
OSAP
Undergraduate
bursaries
Work Study
Program
Undergraduate scholarships/awards
Internal Scholarships/Awards
External Scholarships/Awards
uwaterloo.ca/student-awards-financial-aid/undergraduate-awards
OSAP and other provincial student aid
If you haven’t already, please apply
for OSAP or other provincial student aid
program immediately.
osap.gov.on.ca
http://safa/loanprograms/oop.html
IMPORTANT
OSAP and other provincial student aid
Upload or mail any required
consent/signature pages and all supporting
documents to us with the exception of the
MSFAA.
CAUTION
30% off Ontario Tuition Grant
$890/term
(maximum 2 terms in
the academic year)
Grant money – does
not need to be paid
back!
Take the quiz to see if you’re eligible: www.ontario.ca/education-andtraining/30-off-ontario-tuition
OSAP Reviews/Appeals
• Review the application information you
submitted through the OSAP website – is it
accurate?
• Check out our website for common
review/appeal forms.
• Make an appointment with a Financial Aid
Counsellor.
How to get your OSAP
Submit any
required
documentation
early
Complete a
promissory note
by the Aug. 25,
2014 deadline
Check that your
course load and/or
program on Quest
matches your
OSAP account
Using OSAP to pay your fees
• OSAP funds are NOT directed to the
University to pay your tuition and fees.
• Once your OSAP funding has been
deposited to your bank account, you are
responsible for paying any fees still
owing to the University.
Criteria for Undergraduate Bursaries
• You must apply for OSAP or other
provincial government assistance.
• Bursaries are based on financial
need, not academic merit.
Bursaries are intended to supplement,
and family resources
not replace, government
Types of bursaries
AUTOMATIC
APPLICATION
• OSAP students
• Verification assessment at
end of September
• Fall only – Oct. 23, 2014
deadline
• Fall and Winter – Feb. 28,
2015 deadline
Work Study Program
Available to
recipients of
OSAP or
other out-ofprovince
financial
assistance
programs
Work parttime on
campus while
you study
full-time
View jobs and
apply via our
website
starting the
end of August
More on-campus job opportunities
Libraries
Student
Federation,
Student Life
Centre
Co-op and
Career
Services,
Tatham Centre
Athletics,
Physical
Activities
Complex
Office of
Development
and Alumni
Affairs
QUESTIONS?
Get more information
• Quest
quest.uwaterloo.ca
• OSAP
osap.gov.on.ca
• Finance – Student Accounts website
uwaterloo.ca/finance/student-accounts
• Undergraduate Calendar
ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/
• Student Awards & Financial Aid website
safa.uwaterloo.ca
• National Student Loan Service Centre
canlearn.ca
Contact us
Student Accounts
• Needles Hall Room 1110
• X38466
• [email protected]
Student Awards & Financial Aid
•
•
•
Needles Hall (2nd floor)
X33583
[email protected]
Follow us
@uwaterloolife
facebook.com/uwaterloolife
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