University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS)
University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) is a financial aid program for full time students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (recognized convention refugees) and are eligible for need-based government student assistance or funding from a First Nations band.
The University’s Policy on Student Financial Support states that students should have access to the resources required to meet their financial needs as calculated by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). UTAPS funding is based on OSAP methodology as it provides a uniform, verified way of assessing student need. For students who are assessed by OSAP as requiring maximum assistance and whose assessed need is not fully covered by government aid, the University will ensure that the unmet need is met. Students receiving funding from another province/territory or a First Nations band are also eligible for consideration.
Who is Eligible to Apply for UTAPS?
You are eligible to apply for UTAPS if you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person (recognized convention refugee) and will be enrolled full-time in an eligible program for the fall and winter semesters.
Please refer to the sidebar menu for information on application procedures for UTAPS and to obtain information on UTAPS eligible programs.
Prospective students should submit their online UTAPS application beginning in January in order to be considered for need-based admission awards.
Who is NOT eligible to Apply for UTAPS?
International Students are not eligible for UTAPS. In order to receive approval to study in Canada you must demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources to meet your financial needs. The University will provide financial counselling and emergency financial assistance if required.
Part Time Students are not eligible for UTAPS. The University has established the Noah Meltz Program to provide financial assistance for part-time undergraduate students.