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Events and Workshops

Student Financial Services offers a number of workshops and information sessions to help navigate your financial life at York. These sessions are open to all currently registered York University students. Come and join us for one of the following sessions and become an active participant in your financial life at the University. Pre-registration is not required.

In these event listings BCSS = Bennett Centre for Student Services.

1. Student Financial Profile (SFP) - Awards and Campus Employment

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 2pm - 3pm, 313 Student Centre

This session shows you how to fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP). Find out when to apply, how to apply and how the Student Financial Profile can help you! This tutorial is helpful for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for:

  • Bursary assistance,
  • Campus work opportunities like Work/Study or RAY, and
  • Applying for in-course scholarships and awards

There is also a step by step online tutorial.


2. Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2pm - 3pm, W319 Bennett Centre for Student Services

This session will focus on the awards and bursaries that are directed to students with disabilities. It will give students specific dates, deadlines and Web sites that may be of interest to those looking to apply for financial assistance. We will also explore the meaning of being a part-time student and look at some programs through OSAP available to those with disabilities. As well, this session will briefly look at the Student Financial Profile and walk students through a paper version of the application, demonstrating how to apply. Students who are registered with the Counselling and Development Centre are encouraged to attend.


3. Budgeting 101

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2pm - 3pm, W319 Bennett Centre for Student Services

Are you finding that you don’t have enough money at the end of the month? Are you living pay cheque to pay cheque? Would you like to know some techniques to better allocate your money? This session will provide students with the tools to budget their finances for the academic year. We will look at what resources are coming in (OSAP, awards, part-time jobs etc.), break down what types of expenses students have (tuition, rent, food etc.) and balance the books! Also, we will look at what resources are available to assist students with their direct education costs.


4. Financing Graduate Studies and Repaying Your OSAP Loan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2pm - 3pm, W319 Bennett Centre for Student Services

This is a useful session for Year 3 and Year 4 students who are coming to the end of their degree and may have some questions regarding repaying their OSAP loan, paying off their student account, and finding some useful tips on funding for graduate studies or professional programs. Topics to be discussed include loan repayment plans, funding options, application processes and tips on where to find information.



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