Students should not face a barrier in financing their education. There are a number of financial assistance programs available to Michener students.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help Ontario* residents who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons pay for their Advanced Diploma program at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
*students who are residents of other Canadian Provinces must apply through their home province.
NOTE: Students in the Joint University of Toronto Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program apply for OSAP at the University of Toronto.
OSAP offers two types of funding:
- Grants: money you don’t have to pay back; or
- Student Loan: money you need to repay once you’re done school.
When students apply for OSAP, they are automatically considered for both grants and loans. Students who don’t want to take a loan can decline it after their application is approved.
OSAP can help pay for:
- books, equipment, and supplies
- mandatory student fees
- living expenses and child care (for students with children)
Complete and submit your OSAP application, including all required OSAP documents online. The sooner students apply, the sooner they will receive a response. Students are encouraged to apply no later than June 1 to receive funding before their program start date.
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Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant
The Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant (OITG) is a new non-repayable grant to help cover the costs of travelling to Michener for Indigenous students living in designated remote First Nations communities. It is available starting in the 2018-19 academic year.
To be eligible for the Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant, a student must:
- Self-identify as Indigenous on their OSAP profile;
- Live in a designated remote community* in Ontario when they are not in full-time studies; and
- Submit an OSAP Application for Full-Time Students; have met all of the eligibility requirements and have at least $1 of provincial financial need.
Students apply for the Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant using the Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant application. The application is available through the OSAP website at ontario.ca/osap (select “Forms” and search for “Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant”).
*CIRNAC defines remote communities as either Zone 4 communities: no year-round road access to a service centre and, as a result, there is a higher cost of transportation or Zone 3 communities: located over 350km from the nearest service centre. Note that additional communities identified as remote or accessible by air-only may also be eligible.
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Tuition Deadlines and Tuition Deferrals
Michener’s tuition deadlines are:
- Fall Term – approximately one month before the semester start date;
- Winter and Summer Term fees are due in December
Failure to pay fees by these deadlines will result in students being de-registered.
Students who have applied for OSAP and who have indicated their tuition is to be redirected to Michener may apply for a tuition deferral.
Students who find themselves in personal financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances, and who have exhausted all other avenues of possible revenue, should contact the Financial Aid Officer. To be considered for an emergency loan, students will be required to complete and return a formal application, and emergency loan recipients must sign a legally binding repayment agreement.
Students who receive an emergency loan and do not receive an anticipated government award or have all or part of it reclaimed by the government, are still responsible to The Michener Institute for repayment of emergency loans. Students who fail to repay their loans as agreed to in the loan contract, and who have not made alternative arrangements with the Financial Aid Officer, will be in default and will be sent a letter containing the details of the outstanding debt, the procedure for repayment and the consequences of non-payment.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Visit the Scholarships and Bursaries page for information on scholarships and bursaries that may provide support to you in your program at Michener.
As well, many external agencies offer scholarships. Websites such as Scholarships Canada provide listings of external awards.
Financial Aid Officer (FAO)
Michener’s Financial Aid Officer (FAO) can:
- Provide information on financial aid programs
- Assist you with financial aid planning
- Offer resources for budgeting assistance
- Give advice and alternatives
You can reach Michener’s Financial Aid Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Employment Opportunities
Throughout the school year and during the summer, Michener often offers casual employment opportunities to its students. Please email email@example.com to add your resume to our job bank.
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222 St. Patrick Street, Room 500
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4
Hours: Monday to Friday 0830 – 1630h as of May 22, 2018
Call: (416) 596-3117 | Toll Free: 1-800-387-9066
Fax: (416) 596-3180