How Funding Works: Professional Programs

Kasia Pytlik

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Kasia Pytlik
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Students in professional graduate programs typically self-fund their educational expenses through a variety of programs including student loans, student lines of credit, personal savings and employment income.

Students in professional master’s and doctoral degree programs can apply for government student loans such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or other provincial loans. Students who are eligible for government loans may also qualify for the University of Toronto Financial Aid (UTAPS) grant.

A number of graduate units have selected awards available to students in professional programs. To see if you qualify, please consult your Faculty Registrar or graduate unit.

Students registered in selected professional graduate programs may be eligible for assistance through the Scotia Professional Plan Student Plan (SPSP). For additional funding options for professional graduate programs, please see the Financial Aid page on Enrolment Services’ website web page.