Financial Aid + Awards

Financial assistance is an important factor for many students as they decide where and what to study. Sheridan has a variety of assistance programs, which are awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

Work Study Program

The Financial Aid & Awards Office administers the Work Study Program. The program subsidizes students' on-campus paid employment while they are registered as full-time Sheridan students.


The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides eligible students with various types of assistance based on financial need.

For students with greater financial need than can be covered by OSAP, Ontario introduced the Student Access Guarantee. Through this guarantee, colleges and universities receive public funding to provide enough financial aid to cover a student’s direct education expenses, including books, tuition and mandatory fees, if these costs have not been fully met by OSAP.

Academic Awards and Scholarships

The Academic Scholarships and Bursaries administered by Sheridan are designed to support current full-time students in various fields of study. Application forms are available from the Financial Aid and Awards Office at the beginning of the Fall term. Students are encouraged to review this list throughout the academic year

Assistance Programs

Sheridan Student Assistance Program provides bursaries, entrance awards and work/study opportunities to students on the basis of financial need.

Financial Aid News

Financial Aid News

Students receiving OSAP need to update their income information on their OSAP application.

When you applied for OSAP you estimated your income. Now it’s time to update your income so that it reflects what you actually earned. It also lets you provide a better estimate of any earnings you expect while in school.