SFP: Knowing Your Student Financial Profile

Posted by Sam on January 7, 2016

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I know, I know: you’re in the middle of exams and final assignments and just want this semester to end. Thinking about the next one, especially the Summer term, is the last thing on your mind. And yet I bear news to which you may want to pay attention for your own (financial) benefit: On April 10, applications opened for the Student Financial Profile (SFP). Submitting yours before the required deadlines (see below) could earn you some extra cash as well as valuable work experience. Check out our video for the simple details of how to apply.


What is the Student Financial Profile, you ask? The SFP is a multipurpose online application form used to apply for scholarships, bursaries and on-campus employment programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students can access the SFP (with the exception of those pursuing an MBA at Schulich). Completing the SFP at the start of each academic session (once for Fall/Winter and once for Summer) will allow you to be considered for a variety of programs.



For the Summer term, as an undergraduate student, be sure to submit your SFP by July 14, 2017, to apply for the York University Undergraduate Bursary. Due dates can range for awards, so it’s worth setting aside some time and exploring the many on offer on the Student Financial Service’s award-search page. Every year, a number of bursaries and awards aren’t claimed, essentially going to waste. That’s free money down the drain, people.


Another perk of submitting your Student Financial Profile is the potential for on-campus Work/Study positions. The next deadline to be considered for those is coming up on June 16, 2017. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.


So no matter how you look at it, submitting a Student Financial Profile can really do you no wrong. Not only will it put you in a position to be considered for awards and bursaries but it will also help set you up for potential employment during your time here at York.


For more information regarding the SFP, or any other financial inquiries, hop on over to Student Financial Services.



Note: This post was updated to reflect new information on April 17, 2017.



Sam recently graduated with an Honours BA in Communications.

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