Financial Need: How to Plan for Your Education

Financial aid comes in different forms. The main ones you'll see include:

  • scholarships
  • awards
  • bursaries
  • grants
  • loans

Scholarships and awards are typically given in response to strong grades or extra-curricular achievements. Bursaries are based on financial need, and may be tied to income. Grants are often tied to research initiatives and other projects. Loans can come from governments or banks, accrue interest, and need to be repaid, in part or in full.

These aids can help fund your college and university careers, and can be provided by the government, businesses and organizations, or the school you plan to attend.

Most awards, scholarships, and bursaries are meant to reward you for the hard work and effort that you put into secondary school. These awards are not just a way to finance your education, but also serve as a reminder of what you've achieved, and will go on to achieve in your studies.

Financial aid options for different groups

There are many different types of scholarships, grants and loans available to you, based on specific criteria. These can include:

  • international awards
  • awards for graduate studies
  • students interested in international exchanges
  • transfer students

Regardless of your age, year of study, background or country of residence, there are many awards and scholarships available for you to take advantage of.

At Brock University, we've made it easy for you to apply for scholarships by making them available on one platform. Through the Student Accounts and Financial Aid page, all students can access the OneApp, a tuition fee estimator, and OSAP forms. (OSAP is Ontario's provincial student loan office.)

Applying for financial aid at Brock in just one step

Our OneApp is where you can receive hundreds of dollars through awards and bursaries that you're eligible for, without the hassle of submitting individual applications for each opportunity. You can fill out the application annually, and the OneApp will take care of finding different awards and bursaries that are applicable to you.

Be sure to spend some time researching the different levels of aid and scholarships that are available to you. Making the most of these opportunities will help ease the burden of financing your education.

Get more info on financial aid at Brock University