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Guaranteed Minimum funding, Financial Aid and Recognition of Academic Excellence

At Trent University, all eligible graduate students are guaranteed minimum support levels to ensure you are able to focus on your studies. We are very pleased to provide Master of Arts students with a minimum funding of up to $14,136, Master of Science students between $14,136 and $18,436, and Ph.D. students between $19,136 and $20,436 annually.

Financial aid for individual full-time graduate students may be available from the following sources:
  • Scholarships, fellowships and other merit awards from governmental, industrial and other granting bodies in Canada.
  • University entrance awards, academic scholarships, and tuition bursaries.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for a maximum of four terms - M.A./M.Sc. (maximum six terms - Ph.D.), normally spanning two (three - Ph.D.) consecutive undergraduate academic years, for teaching and/or laboratory demonstrating.
  • Research Assistantships (RAs) with faculty members who hold research grants.
  • Loans from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

All student support received through awards, research or graduate assistantships is taxable according to the federal and provincial tax regulations. Tax will be deducted by Trent's payroll department from any payments made to students for assistantships.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships administered by Trent University will be paid through the university payroll office, on a monthly basis. Scholarships awarded for the calendar year are ordinarily paid in three equal instalments in September, January, and May, and may be obtained from The School of Graduate Studies.

In the case of major scholarship competitions, students currently registered at Trent must meet an earlier deadline set by the University. Application forms and information on certain external scholarships may be obtained from The School of Graduate Studies. Full-time students entering a second year of graduate study at Trent, or those planning further study at another university, should demonstrate that they have applied for external funding.

Fee Schedules

Payment Options

All students must pay their current fee installments by the due date.

Sponsored Students

If you are a sponsored student, it is your responsibility to provide your sponsored letter to the Graduate Finance Officer by the fees due date.

Fee Deadlines for Current Students

September 28, 2017 for the 2017GF (Fall) term.

January 28, 2018 for the 2018GW (Winter) term.

May 28, 2018 for the 2018GS (Spring) term.


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