Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services, under the portfolio of the Director, MD Admissions & Student Finances, provides a variety of services to MD Program students to assist them with the management of all aspects of their finances. Information is shared with students through various means including the following:

  • Personal counselling: confidential one-­on-­one meetings regarding individual student financial circumstances. Students are invited to contact the office for further information or to make an appointment.
  • Webinars and other web-based resources (e.g. the “Financial aid webinar”).
  • Sessions during Orientation Week
  • A debt management session during third year.
  • A session during the Transition to Residency course in fourth year.


The Office of Student Financial Services provides information on many topics, such as:

(a) Sources of funding and financial assistance

Including scholarships and awards, federal and provincial loans and grants, Faculty of Medicine grants and bursaries, and professional student line of credit

(b) Deferral of fee payment (PDF)

Students who have been granted provincial loan assistance are eligible to defer payment of fees until later in the fall term. Information on how to do this is available at the ROSI website (

(c) Advice on budgeting and other aspects of personal financial planning

Both individual appointments and group information sessions are available to help students manage their finances. Debt management information and resources also available on the website.

For further information, refer to the Student Financial Services website, or e-mail