Financial Assistance for Students

At George Brown, we believe that finances shouldn't be a barrier to receiving an education.

We have resources available to help you pay for your college education. You can learn more about these resources below.

We understand that the financial side of college can be intimidating, but we're here to help. You can contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca with questions. We recommend using your GBC email which helps us verify your identity.

Document Submission

  • OSAP document submission: Any documents required for OSAP processing should not be mailed, but rather scanned and uploaded to your student OSAP account (available at ontario.ca/osap). For any technical difficulty, please email FinAid@georgebrown.ca
  • Bursary/Awards document submission: Any documents required for bursary/awards/scholarship processing should not be mailed, but rather scanned and emailed to awards@georgebrown.ca

Get help paying for college

Sometimes things come up that we don’t plan for. When this happens, emergency funding may be available. Contact Financial Aid (FinAid@georgebrown.ca) to access the application.

Did you know Aeroplan, TD Bank or CIBC loyalty points can be turned into funds you can use on campus? You can ask family and friends to donate their points to help support your studies.

While the college remains closed to ensure the health and safety of our community during COVID-19, financial aid offices are closed until further notice.

  • OSAP document submission: Any documents required for OSAP processing should not be mailed, but rather scanned and uploaded to your student OSAP account (available at ontario.ca/osap). For any technical difficulty, please email FinAid@georgebrown.ca
  • Bursary/Awards document submission: Any documents required for bursary/awards/scholarship processing should not be mailed, but rather scanned and emailed to awards@georgebrown.ca
  • The Financial Assistance team is waiting for Government directives relating to any changes in policies/procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Please check back regularly for updates.
  • Bursary/Awards Cheques: Awards/scholarships/bursary cheques will be mailed out once they have been printed. Delays are expected due to the college’s closure.
  • We are monitoring the developing situation on an ongoing basis and will update the information as it becomes available.

At George Brown College we believe that financial resources shouldn't be a barrier to receiving an education.

We have resources available to help you pay for your college education, and we encourage you to visit the Financial Assistance Office on your campus for more information.

OSAP (the Ontario Student Assistance Program)

OSAP provides assistance through loans (money you pay back) and grants (money you don't have to pay back). Additionally, if you demonstrate unmet need on your OSAP application, you may be considered by the ministry for the Student Access Guarantee, a source of non-repayable bursary funding.

Apply for OSAP Learn More About OSAP

Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

George Brown College's Awards program recognizes students in need along with those who demonstrate excellence. Scholarships, awards and bursaries assist students with the costs of their education. Emergency funding is also available should a student be experiencing serious financial difficulty due to a sudden and unexpected situation. In 2018-2019, the awarded funding was $7.9 million.

Apply for student awards

To learn more about emergency funding, visit your campus Student Service Centre in person, or email finaid@georgebrown.ca.

Work Study Program

The George Brown College Work Study Program provides opportunities for students to work on campus for up to 15 hours per week.

Learn more about work study program