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.

Program Tuition Co-op Incidental
Books and supplies Residence and meal plans Approximate total costs
Computer Science, Bioinformatics, BBA/BCS $14,600


$900 $2,000

$9,200 - $12,600

$24,600 - $28,000
and Financial Management
$9,300 $1,300 $2,000 $9,200 - $12,600 $19,100 - $22,500
Software Engineering $17,500 $1,300 $2,000 $9,200 - $12,600 $24,800 - $28,900

Note: CFM's tuition level increases in second year and beyond  

International students

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.

  Eligibility Criteria Details

Entrance scholarships

First year students

Faculty of Mathematics entrance scholarships

Marks only

University of Waterloo - Financing your education

Faculty of Math scholarships All students

Faculty of Mathematics scholarships

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

Co-op advantage

Fund your education with two years of paid work experience by participating in our co-op program.