Financial Support Peers

"My OSAP hasn’t come in yet."
"I don’t understand my student account!"
"How do I apply for scholarships?"

Do these issues sound familiar to you? If so, Financial Support Peers are available to address your concerns and direct you toward solutions. Whether through an effective referral or on-the-spot answers, we are here for you!

Our Mission

To help you get the maximum possible financial aid support.

Our Location and Service Hours

Location

Welcome Desk, first floor lobby of Bennett Centre for Student Services

Hours

Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

(Peers may not always be available if their class schedules conflict with these hours of service.)

How can a Financial Support Peer help?

Under the direction of Student Financial Services, our team is committed to addressing any questions you may have about:

  • OSAP
    • Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
    • Continuation of Interest-free Status (CIFS)
  • Your student account
    • Understanding your Student Account Online Statement
    • Interest fees
    • Financial blocks
    • Requesting a refund
  • Scholarships and bursaries
    • How to complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) application
    • What needs to be reported to OSAP
  • Out-of-province financial aid
  • United States financial aid
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Sallie Mae loans
  • Your loan obligations and repayment

Why should I meet with a Financial Support Peer?

As students ourselves, we empathize with the challenges of paying tuition fees and having to stretch a tight budget. We can relate first-hand to dealing with the stress of upcoming fee due dates and navigating through your financial aid applications. With the initiation of our peer-to-peer platform, you are able to learn from students who have been around the block and experienced success.

What is financial literacy and why is it important?

Financial literacy is the know-how needed to manage money. Your financial literacy can significantly affect your quality of life and your success in studies. Beginning with understanding how someone makes, manages, and spends money, our aim is to empower you with more financial knowledge and build a comprehensive understanding of financial resources. Visit us at the Bennett Centre for Student Services to learn more.