Are you looking for ways to save money or earn some extra income during your studies at U of T? Whether you’re caring for a family member, or a student parent, living in the City of Toronto can be expensive. To get you started with budgeting, we’ve compiled some useful links and resources to help you manage your finances during your studies.
A great place to start is with the Student Financial Aid section of our website and U of T’s Financial Aid webpage. These websites provide further details on the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Government benefits, subsidies, and free credit counselling resources available in the community.
Scholarship and Awards Tools
- U of T Scholarship Sorter is an easy-to-use sorter to research scholarships available to U of T applicants and students.
- U of T’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) maintains their own list of major graduate scholarships and awards for U of T students.
- Yconic’s StudentAwards website includes resources on post-secondary rankings, discussion boards and a scholarship and awards search tool for Canadian students.
Ways to Earn Extra Income
Depending on your family and financial situation, you may need to work a part-time job to make ends meet. Here are a few useful resources, tips and article to assist you in your search:
- U of T’s Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network offers a job board to explore on and off-campus, casual, and volunteer positions posted by U of T and paid employers.
- Become a casual paid babysitter for the U of T community through the Family Care Office’s online Babysitter Bulletin Board. Please visit our Babysitting page for information on eligibility and where to pick up an application form.
- The Work Study program at U of T is an excellent part-time opportunity for you to help build your career and gain relevant job experience in your field.
- Maclean’s Article – The best part-time jobs for students. This article shares some resources to find odd-jobs and the benefits of working part-time for a corporate employer.
Student Financial and General Tips
Finally, we’ve linked a few articles you may find useful when budgeting for your family and tips on things students wish they knew before beginning their post-secondary journey.
- “10 things I wish I’d known in my first year of university”
- “The cost of a Canadian university education in six charts”
- “How to save thousands of dollars at university”
- “The 7 Best Budget Apps and Personal Finance Tools for 2019”