Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary

The Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary is administered through the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Purpose: To provide financial support to students enrolled in a Sheridan Continuing Education program with low family income and resources.

This bursary will provide students with assistance up to $200 per course to a maximum of $500 per term*.
Only one application per term will be considered.

*Courses starting between September to December are considered Fall term
*Courses starting between January to April are considered Winter term
*Courses starting between May to August are considered Spring term

Students may be eligible for a Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary if they:

  • Are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)
  • Have family income that is below the threshold for a given family size
  • Are not receiving grant or loan funding from:
    *The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP);
    *The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP);
    *Second Career;
    *A student financial assistance program from another province, territory or country;
    *Ontario Bridging Participant Assistant Program (OBPAP)
  • Are taking courses that are required for a Sheridan College Certificate, Recognition of Achievement, Micro-Credential.
  • Are enrolled in a study period that is at least four weeks in length.

Students will have until no later than 10 business days after the class starts to apply for the bursary. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Students are responsible for paying the costs associated to register in classes as the review of bursary applications will not occur until after the drop with refund period has passed. Applications will be considered in the order which they are submitted until funding has been depleted.

Notification of the decision will be sent to an applicant’s Sheridan email address. Decisions are final.

The bursary will be issued to the student in the form of a cheque to the mailing address on file within 4-6 weeks after the bursary has been posted to the students’ account.

Funding received through this bursary is taxable. Sheridan will issue a T4A in February of the following year indicating the total amount of bursary assistance issued. Students are advised to ensure that their SIN number is updated on the Sheridan student record.

Academic Progress:
Students must successfully complete all courses funded through this opportunity otherwise future eligibility for the Continuing Education Bursary may be jeopardized. Students can reinstate their eligibility for the bursary by funding one term at their own expense.

Any questions can be sent to

Financial Aid & Awards Office