Needs Based Grants & Bursaries

Grants and bursaries are provided to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, and they are not required to pay it back. It is expected that students exhaust all financial resources (including government student loans) prior to requesting a grant or bursary.

University of Toronto Mississauga Grant

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a registered, full-time domestic UTM student with financial need
  • You are receiving a government student loan
  • Ontario Students: if you have requested to receive grant only funding from OSAP, an application for a grant will not be considered.
  • Students from another Canadian Province: you may apply for the U of T Mississauga Grant only after you apply for UTAPS.

How to Apply

  • Submit one U of T Grant Application per year (either in the Fall or Winter term).
  • Ensure that you select the University of Toronto Mississauga as your Division.

Need assistance completing the form? Watch the step-by-step video tutorial.

Application Period Decisions will be made by
Fall term October 1, 2021 - November 15, 2021 early January
Winter term January 10, 2022 - February 25, 2022 early April
Summer Session Application is not available in this session N/A

Funding is issued each term until the allocated funds have been depleted. 

Grant Decisions 

Log in to the U of T Grant Application website to view updates when they become available. You will receive an email when a decision has been made. 

Students are eligible to receive grant assistance each academic year, however the amount of grant funding may differ each year depending on factors such as individual need and overall student demand. 

Receiving Your Grant

Grants will be applied to your financial account on ACORN. If fees have been paid in full at the time the grant is awarded, the balance of the grant will be issued via direct deposit to your personal bank account.

To opt in to the direct deposit option:  

  1. Login to ACORN.
  2. Under the Finances menu, click on "Financial Account".
  3. Select "Direct Deposit" and enter your personal bank account information.
  4. Update or verify your mailing address, phone number, and email.

We'll Consider You for All Eligible Grants with One Application

These grants and bursaries include:

  • UTM Grant
  • Ontario First Generation Bursary (note: for this bursary, students are not required to apply for OSAP or a government student loan)
  • Nancy Salmon Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga
  • The Doug and Tenny Hanson Bursary in the Humanities
  • William and Lille Huggett Memorial Scholarship
  • The Associates of Erindale College 1998 Scholarship
  • John Frederick Cameron Award
  • Alpha Epsilon Service Club Bursary
  • The University of Toronto Mississauga Annual Fund Award
  • Robert Matteo Memorial - C.D. Sonter Management Inc. Award

Other Grants & Bursaries

The following grants and bursaries may be available to University of Toronto Mississauga students. Please visit the websites below to learn about eligibility criteria, applications, and deadlines.

International Students

Canada Immigration requires all international students to show that they have adequate resources before admitting them to Canada. For this reason, international students are not eligible to apply for the U of T Mississauga Grant.

However, if an international student is in financial need as the result of an unexpected change since arrival in Canada, you may be considered for a one-time only Undergraduate Grant administered by Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto.

Please meet with a Financial Aid Advisor in the Office of the Registrar to discuss your circumstances and determine what supports may be available to you.