Academic Entrance Scholarships from Laurier

Every domestic applicant who is successful in receiving an Offer of Admission to one of our MBA program formats will be adjudicated for an entrance scholarship. This scholarship is based on your final GPA of your previous degree. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you are automatically considered when your Offer of Admission is issued.

Laurier Graduate Student Scholarships and Bursaries

Laurier offers a variety of Scholarships and Bursaries, to Graduate students, normally awarded upon academic performance once you are in the program.

There are also additional scholarships available specifically for MBA candidates.
Click here for details on Graduate student opportunities.

Ontario Student Assistance Program

Once you are accepted in the MBA Program, (full-time or part-time) you are in a position to apply for OSAP. This is a needs-based program and offers financial assistance to eligible students in Ontario to help pay for tuition, textbooks, incidental fees to the university, and the cost of living while attending school. You must apply directly to OSAP to determine your eligibility.

Student Line of Credit with TD for Lazaridis MBA Students

td-bank-logoWe have our own contact at TD who takes care of you, the Lazaridis MBA Candidate. Olivia Reed is located at a local branch of TD in Waterloo, and she will assess you for your eligibility for the student line of credit and will assist you with the application process. Olivia is very familiar with the rigours of our MBA degree and the calibre of students who are successful candidates in our program.

If you are a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident of Canada, please contact:

Olivia Reed,
Small Business Account Manager

Click here for more information on Laurier’s TD Line of Credit

Acceptance into the Lazaridis MBA Program does not guarantee your qualification for receiving the student line of credit from TD.

Access some of your RRSP Savings through the Lifelong Learning Plan

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows candidates to withdraw money from their registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to finance their own education or that of their spouse or partner. The amount of money withdrawn under the LLP does not count towards income, and the RRSP issuer does not withhold the taxes on these amounts. However, your withdrawal must be paid back over a period of no more than 10 years. For more information, consult the Canada Revenue Agency.

Personal Income Tax Deduction for Tuition Fees

If you pay all or part of your tuition fees yourself, then you are eligible to use that as a personal income tax deduction on your personal income tax return. Normally, the tax savings are about 25% of the eligible tuition fee. For more specific advice, it is best for you to consult with a professional tax advisor to understand the full impact of tuition fee deduction on your personal income tax. is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping graduate students (as well as high school seniors, university undergraduate, and college) find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other forms of financial assistance. It also offers unique scholarships to its online members that are only available on

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Student Life Network Scholarships

Student Life Network offers scholarships for current Canadian students.
The scholarship is not merit based and is open to all students. It contains a whole host of other awards that make a student’s life easier.
Students can register to win the scholarship here:

International Students

Many organizations are available for international student loans, scholarships, and fellowships for students of various countries to study in Canada.

Here are some reasources to get you started: