Fees & Financial Aid

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
  • 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:

  • Tuition
  • 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. For more information:

The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) is available to educate  students with general information regarding student loans. For more information:

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.

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.

For more information:

Tuition Deadlines

Tuition and ancillary fees are due on the following deadlines:

  • 2023* Fall Tuition Fee Deadline – September 8th, 2023 (August 18th, 2024 for Year 1 students)
  • 2024* Winter Tuition Fee Deadline – January 12th, 2024
  • 2024 Summer Tuition Fee Deadline – May 10th, 2024

For information regarding fee payment for MRS students, please check the MRS Hub or contact MRS@utoronto.ca.

*Students who have been approved for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding will have their tuition and fees automatically redirected to Michener. In the event that OSAP funding does not cover the total tuition and fees, students must pay that balance by the OSAP fee payment deadlines. Late or non-payment of any portion of fees will affect a student’s registration in the program and a $150.00 Late Payment Fee will be assessed.

OSAP and Tuition/Ancillary Fees

Effective September 2019, OSAP funding for Michener students will be automatically redirected to Michener in the Fall and Winter* to pay tuition and ancillary fees. Students who have more OSAP funding than is required for tuition will have the remainder of their OSAP disbursement(s) deposited directly in their bank account Students need to monitor their OSAP account and student account on Self-Service to ensure all fees are paid on time. Note that different amounts may be deposited on different dates as loan and grant funds may come in different installments.

*Note that Summer tuition, if applicable, will be redirected with Winter OSAP disbursements. For more information on OSAP disbursements, visit Michener OSAP information page.

Emergency Loans

Students who find themselves in personal financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances, and who have exhausted all other avenues of possible revenue, should contact a 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.

The NSLSC is available for helpful information regarding the repayment of student loans. For more information:

General Bursaries

General Bursaries are available to students with demonstrated Financial need. Visit the General Bursaries page for more information.

Scholarships, Named Bursaries and Awards

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.

OSAP recipients are reminded that they must notify OSAP immediately of any changes in income, assets, or living arrangement. These changes could result in a reassessment of OSAP entitlements.

Financial Aid Officer (FAO)

Michener’s Financial Aid Officer (FAO) can:

  • confirm your enrolment once your application has been assessed by OSAP;
  • assist with submitting documents to OSAP
  • provide information regarding external funding opportunities

You can reach Michener’s Financial Aid Officer at regoffice@michener.ca.

Student Employment Opportunities

Throughout the school year and during the summer, Michener often offers casual employment opportunities to its students. Please email success@michener.ca to add your resume to our job bank.

External Funding Opportunities

The following alternative funding sources are external to Michener and not administered by Michener. Please review the repayment terms of any funding source very carefully.