University can be an expensive but a manageable undertaking if you have a realistic financial plan in place before you begin your studies.
Canadian and permanent residents
In the first eight months of study (two terms), you will want to consider the costs of tuition, housing, meals, books, transportation, and entertainment.
|Books and supplies||Residence and meal plans||Approximate total costs|
|Computer Science, Bioinformatics, BBA/BCS||$11,800||
$9,200 - $12,600
|$24,600 - $28,000|
and Financial Management
|$6,500||$1,300||$2,000||$9,200 - $12,600||$19,100 - $22,500|
|Software Engineering||$12,800||$1,300||$2,000||$9,200 - $12,600||$24,800 - $28,900|
Note: CFM's tuition level increases in second year and beyond
For tuition, housing, meal plan, and other costs, please visit our financing website.
Finance your education
You may be eligible to receive scholarship, bursary, or OSAP support to help off set your study costs. Financial aid is based on the results of your marks, application, and/or contest results.
Domestic and international students are eligible for university funding.
First year students
University of Waterloo - Financing your education
|Faculty of Math scholarships||All students|
|Bursaries||Students in financial need||Application||Waterloo bursaries|
|Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)||Ontario students in financial need||Application||OSAP website|
For more information on Faculty of Mathematics scholarships, contact Carolyn Sedore - MC 5100 | 519-888-4567, ext. 36894