Fees and Financial Aid
Tuition Fees and other costs
The approximate cost of the part-time Academic Bridging Program in 2016/2017 was $1800. The full-time Academic Program was roughly $5700. Tuition is expected to rise by a small percentage for this coming session. This amount includes both the tuition cost for the course(s) ant the compulsory incidental fees which include all the resources and services available to U of T students. Students should also budget approximately $300-$400 for books and supplies for each course. Consideration towards additional costs related to transportation and childcare needs should also be taken. Academic Bridging Program students will receive an itemized fees invoice and payment instructions with their admission package.
Noah Meltz Special Bursary Program (best option for part-time students)
The Noah Meltz Special Bursary Program is named in honour of the former Principal of Woodsworth College from 1991 to 1998. Part-time students with demonstrable financial need may be eligible for funds to help with academic costs such as tuition and books.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (best option for full-time students)
OSAP offers a mix of grants and loans to Ontario residents to help pay for post-secondary education. Factors including course load, academic progress, family contributions, and residency will determine eligibility. Students in the full-time Academic Bridging Program are eligible to apply (part-time students with special circumstances may also qualify).
Students who have defaulted on previous student loans are not eligible for either Meltz or OSAP and are encouraged to remove themselves from the funding restriction list before applying to the Academic Bridging Program.
Woodsworth College Grants
Through the generosity of Professor William Waters and other donors, grants will be awarded on the basis of both financial need and academic progress to students registered in the Academic Bridging Program. More information will be made available to students once classes commence.