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Basic Degree Incidental College Fees
Advanced Degree Incidental College Fees
Financial assistance is available for students who are academically qualified and demonstrate financial need. The Faculty of Theology attempts to help as many students as possible on the basis of need rather than providing larger sums for fewer students. Bursaries cover partial or full tuition but not incidental fees or other costs related to studies.
The application deadline for both new and returning students is the first Friday of February each year. The amount of funding available varies each year according to the performance of the endowment accounts
Deadline to Apply: First Friday in February for each academic year.
Note: Applicants must read Principles for Awarding Student Financial Aid before applying.
Bursaries are made possible by the generosity of donors, including faculty members and alumni, and in co-operation with various government agencies. Donations have been made by, or in honour of, the following people:
- The Reverend Elliott Allen, C.S.B.
- Ethel Ragla Barber
- The Basilian Fathers
- The Right Reverend Mitred Archpriest Petro B.T. Bilaniuk
- His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
- The Reverend Michael A. Fahey, S.J.
- Sister Maureena Fritz, NDS
- The Reverend Robert Hale, C.S.B.
- Clifford Hatch
- The Estate of Francis A. Hochstein
- The Reverend William Irwin, C.S.B.
- Sam and Dr. Doris Lau
- Sister Ellen M. Leonard, C.S.J.
- John F. and Mrs. Teresa Mulvey Mallon
- W. Francis and Mrs. Helen Morneau
- Margaret O’Gara
- Teresa Patullo Bosa
- The Reverend Walter Principe, C.S.B.
- The Reverend Michael Sheehan, C.S.B.
- The Reverend Laurence Shook, C.S.B.
- The Sisters of St. Joseph
- Sister Olga Warnke, I.B.V.M.
- Daughters of Zelophehad
External Sources of Funding
Provincial Government (Ontario) Funding
Students at all levels of study who take at least three courses per semester are eligible for loans and grants through Ontario Students Awards Program (OSAP) if they satisfy the citizenship or residence requirements. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have at least one years prior residence in Ontario. Those holding student visas are not eligible. Applications for OSAP are made on-line at: http://osap.gov.on.ca.
Qualified students in the ThM and ThD programs are also eligible to apply for Ontario Graduate Scholarships. You will find links on the OSAP website given above.
Federal Government Funding
Advanced Degree students are encouraged to apply for the funding awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). These awards are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. For further information, consult the SSHRC (Ottawa) website or the Director of Advanced Degree Studies at St Michael’s.
TST Scholarships and Bursaries
The Toronto School of Theology administers a number of scholarships recognizing accomplishments in a variety of fields.
More information is available at http://www.tst.edu/academic/scholarships-and-bursaries
From time to time religious communities and institutions advertise bursaries for theology students. Such announcements are posted in the common spaces around the Faculty.