Student Financial Services (SFS) – Plan your future – Plan your budget
When you enrol at Centennial you will want to learn and study, meet new friends, join clubs and get involved. You will also want to be free of financial worry and for this you need a plan. The cost of tuition, books, supplies, travel or living expenses can easily add up to more than you originally anticipated. There is help available to meet these costs at the SFS Office located at each campus to help students with their financial needs.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
OSAP is designed to supplement your financial resources. By simply filling out an OSAP application, you will be assessed by the Ministry for a variety of financial aid programs including grants and bursaries. You should apply EARLY for funding to ensure that it will be available when you need it.
Here are four steps to the OSAP process:
Ontario Work Study Plan (OWSP)
OWSP gives you an opportunity to gain work experience while you study. A variety of on-campus positions are available in College schools and departments. Ask one of our SFS officers if this program is right for you.
Additional Avenues of Support
There are other supplementary OSAP programs that you can apply for separately once your OSAP eligibility is confirmed. Visit the SFS department for answers to your financial aid questions and more information on our various financial aid opportunities.
Centennial College Scholarships:
Centennial College has an annual student awards program that recognizes the academic excellence of our learners. Awards requiring an application are advertised on the College website, myCentennial, by e-mails, or on posters throughout the College. Many of our scholarship opportunities are solely based on your academic performance and do not require an application.
Centennial College Bursaries:
Centennial provides more than $2M in non-repayable bursary funding each year to financially eligible students. Financial opportunities are regularly advertised on myCentennial and on the College website. For more details, visit the SFS website at centennialcollege.ca/financialaid.
The Student Advising Office – Helping You with the Transition to College Life
The Student Advising Office is here to help you make sense of your new environment and to welcome you into the Centennial community. The centre is designed specifically for prospective and current students. Our advisers will answer your questions, explain your options, help you understand our College services and resources, and then guide you through the next steps. We understand that college is a new adventure in learning and we are here to help you get started. If you have questions or are not sure what step you need to take, visit us at the Progress Campus, room D2-05, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm, (except holidays) or call for an appointment at 416-289-5000, ext. 2598. You can also e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Generation Student Project
If you are the first person in your family to attend either college or university, Centennial College is committed to your academic and career success. We can help you:
Career and Counselling Centre
At the Career and Counselling Centre you will find professional counsellors who can help you resolve some of the many challenges you may encounter as a student. Our services include personal counselling, as well as help with your career and academic questions and concerns. You'll find a variety of workshops such as stress management, and learning strategies listed on myCentennial, on our website and in our offices, which are located on every Campus. If you are a student you can contact the Career and Counselling Centre at 416-289-5000, ext. 7252 at Ashtonbee Campus, ext. 8025 at Centennial's HP Science and Technology Centre Campus and the Centre for Creative Communications Campus and ext. 2627 at Progress Campus.
Centre for Students with Disabilities
The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is here to help students with a documented learning disability, ADD/ADHD, medical or mental health condition, physical, hearing, visual or mobility impairment find success in college. In order to receive the accommodations you must bring documentation regarding your disability to the CSD.
Student Relations Office
The Student Relations Office offers formal and informal support for students experiencing conflict at the College. If you have a complaint about your instructor or another member of the College community, we can help you resolve your concerns. Visit us at the Progress Campus. You can call us at 416-289-5000,
Athletics and Recreation
Centennial's Athletics and Recreation department offers opportunities for students to participate in extramural and intramural sports, fitness opportunities and facilities, and activities such as ski trips, rock climbing and beach volleyball. For more information on teams, schedules and facilities visit centennialcollege.ca/mycentennial/athletics/home or call 416-289-5000, ext. 2205.
Centennial College Student Association Incorporated (CCSAI)
From free legal advice to the best club nights to publishing a fantastic student newspaper, the CCSAI offers more than 50 services that enhance and improve student life on campus. The CCSAI is also a great place to work and acquire valuable skills that will aid you after graduation. Visit http://www.ccsai.ca/.
Need a Place to Live?
The Centennial Student Residence is a safe, fun, friendly place to live located at the Progress Campus. Space is still available.