The Ivey Financial Aid office provides financing resources and information to both incoming and current HBA (year 1 and 2) students. Below we’ve provided some frequently asked questions including financing your HBA, awards and bursaries in HBA year 2 and OSAP. If you don’t see your question here, don’t hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Majority of our HBA students combine various resources to assist in financing their HBA degree.
The four general areas of resources include:
- Bank Loan
- Government Loan
- Western Bursary
- External Scholarships
Please visit the bursaries, bank and government loan tabs for detailed information.
To discuss your options further, please contact the Ivey Financial Aid (email@example.com) office.
Due to Ministry Requirements, all government loan inquiries (i.e.: OSAP) must be directly addressed to Western Financial Aid (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / 519-661-2100). If you wish to discuss your OSAP application, please contact your Western Financial Aid Counselor.
The Western Financial Aid Counselors provide several services including OSAP re-assessment, bursary application re-assessment, personal budget, emergency financial situations and more! They are available to you throughout the duration of the program. You can make an appointment with them online.
Western’s Registrar’s Office website provides detailed information pertaining to bursaries.
To apply for a bursary, you have to access the Financial Assistance application available through the Student Services site. Once you have logged in, select "MyPresent" and the Financial Assistance application will be under the heading "Financial Assistance".
Western reviews your application and determines your level of financial need. If you have a specific question pertaining to your bursary contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note there is not a separate Ivey bursary. Ivey provides Western with a set of special funds specifically for Ivey students.
Yes, you can start applying for HBA 2 bursaries in late August. Please note Western will notify you in November with an assessment including bursary value. Your bursary in HBA2 is applied to your student account in late November. Turnaround time for bursary assessment notification is approximately 4 – 6 weeks after submission. Any questions pertaining to bursaries should be directed to email@example.com / 519-661-2100.
Western’s Registrar’s Office (westernchat.uwo.ca / 519-661-2100) manages all tuition payments and late fees.
I received a continuing award upon entrance into the HBA Program. What do I need to do to ensure the award continues into my HBA year 2?
If your continuing award has a financial need component, you need to complete an award renewal application form. Over the summer Western will send an email notifying you to submit your award renewal application form. If you did not receive the email, contact Norma Merino (firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete the financial aid application renewal form. Once completed and deemed eligible, Western will credit your student account with the scholarship. If your award did not have a financial need component, contact the Ivey Financial Aid Office (email@example.com).
Your Western student account remains active for the duration of the HBA Program. Towards the end of your program, if your account still remains in a credit balance, Western will issue you a refund cheque to pick up.
The application for HBA2 awards is different than the Ivey Admissions awards application. The Ivey Financial Aid Office will communicate the application in the early fall and award recipients will be notified by early December. Awards are credited to the student accounts in early December. There is one application for all HBA2 awards.