How to Pay for Post-Secondary

A post-secondary education is a very important investment for your future; however it can be very costly. Please visit http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audiences/colleges/costs_coll.html to help determine the cost for your destination and program.  Having a good financial plan set in place early will help to make the transition easier.

Payment options:

  • RESP's and/or other savings.
  • Money saved from a part-time job.
  • Entrance Scholarships from the Universities (if you have the marks).
  • Post-Secondary Financial Aid Office Bursary Program. (Note: you will have to visit your new schools financial aid office in September of your first year)
  • Bursary and Scholarship websites posted by SJSH Student Services (www.studentawards.com and  www.scholarshipscanada.com )  Begin by investigating and applying NOW. 
  • Parent's place of work. Some companies have Bursary and Scholarship programs for employee's children.
  • If you are employed, some companies have financial programs to assist their employees with post-secondary education.
  • SJSH Bursary and Scholarship Program.
  • ODSP and other programs that help to subsidize, if your child is eligible.
  • OSAP (Ontario Student Assistant Program) application process begins in April.  A presentation for those interested will be offered in April.   Note: this is a loan and must be paid back as soon as your education is completed.
  • Consult a financial advisor.

Other Options

Military: Contact the Recruiting office for further details.

Apprenticeship 

I've decided to attend University next year - What will it cost me to go away to University?

Average Tuition for undergraduate programs
*Engineering and other specialty programs may be more expensive.

$5 500

Incidental Fees
*Varies by school.

$1 200

Residence fees/Off-campus housing
*Some schools include meal plans, some don't.

$5 500 - $10 000

Meal Plans
* Depends on the plan and the school.

$200 - $2 000

TOTAL

$18 000 - $22 000

How much will it cost if I live at home?

Average Tuition for undergraduate programs
*Engineering and other specialty programs may be more expensive.

$5 500

Incidental Fees
*Varies by school.

$1 200

TOTAL

$8 000 - $12 000

Other Considerations

  • Parking
  • Entertainment
  • Travel to and from home
  • Miscellaneous

I've decided to attend College next year - What will it cost me to go away to College?

Average Tuition
*Cost may vary depending on Program.

$3 500

Incidental Fees
*Varies by school.

$1 000

Residence fees/Off-campus housing
*Some schools include meal plans, some don't.

$5500 to $10000

Meal Plans
* Depends on the plan.

$200 to $2000

TOTAL

$12 000 - $18 000

How Much Will it Cost if I live at Home?

Average Tuition
*Cost may vary depending on Program.

$3 500

Incidental Fees
*Varies by school.

$1 000

TOTAL

$5 000 - $10 000

 

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