The Financial Aid and Awards Service encourages University of Ottawa students to fulfill their dream of pursuing postsecondary education. The Service accomplishes this by providing students with access to a variety of financial resources, tools and information; by rewarding academic excellence with awards; offering valuable expertise on government loans and creating job opportunities for students through the Work-Study program.

These services are available to students who are paying tuition to the University of Ottawa. The information published on this website is not the official reference for Financial Aid and Awards policies and regulations.

Estimating the cost of university studies

Tuition and incidental fees
Arts, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Telfer School of Management $7,305 - $11,160
Civil Law $11,160
Engineering $9,506 - $10,739
Textbooks and supplies
Arts, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences $800
Civil Law, Telfer School of Management, 
Transit pass (U-Pass)
All faculties $405
Traditional, Traditional Plus! residence $6,159 - $9,116
Apartment-style residence $10,085 - $17,468
Suite or studio $6,494 - $9,587
Off-campus apartment (shared) $6,000 and more
uOttawa meal plan (including Flex Dollars) $3,100 - $4,600
Groceries $2,400

Amounts are based on two terms (fall and winter) for the 2017-2018 academic year and apply to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and exempt international students. Learn more about the tuition fees applicable to you.

Planning for the cost of university studies

Learn to be resourceful, establish your financial independence and create and stick to a workable budget so you can graduate with as little student debt as possible.

Find out how to prepare for student living.

  • Create a realistic budget.
  • Spend less and save more.
  • Avoid being faced with a financial crisis.
  • Find solutions for resolving a financial crisis.

Find out more about financial planning

Information iconFinancial crisis: If you feel as though you’re sinking into financial despair or have been the victim of a crime or another incident that is creating financial hardship for you, make an appointment with a financial aid counsellor by phone at 613-562-5734 or in person at Desmarais Building, Room 3156 (map). We’ll evaluate the urgency of your situation and will do our best to get you the help you need.
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