The Noah Meltz Program of Financial Assistance
The Meltz grant helps undergraduate students in certificate, degree, diploma programs, including the Academic Bridging Program, pursue their University of Toronto studies on a part-time basis.
Eligible students receive:
- A non-repayable grant for the tuition cost of up to two credits during the fall/winter session and up to one credit during the summer session.
- A set amount for books, transportation to and from classes and, if applicable, child care.
Students studying on a part-time basis should apply to Part-Time OSAP, in addition to applying for the Meltz grant. When students apply for Part-Time OSAP, the Meltz application will be considered after OSAP results are available. The University Registrar’s Office will review the two assessments to determine which program would provide the best source of funding (e.g., which program provides more total funding or which program provides more non-repayable grant). Students may also be eligible for a top-up Meltz grant in addition to Part-Time OSAP.
Am I Eligible for the Noah Meltz Grant?
- Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person;
- Be registered in a certificate, degree or diploma program;
- Be taking less than 60% of a full course load;
- Have an annual gross income equal to or less than the eligible income levels for family size; Income Thresholds for Part-Time Financial Aid Programs (PDF)
- Be achieving satisfactory academic progress;
- Not have received funding from a full-time student financial aid program for the same term;
- Not be restricted from receiving government student aid (e.g., OSAP).
How Do I Apply for the Noah Meltz Grant?
I Applied for the Noah Meltz Grant – Now What?
If you were refused the Noah Meltz grant, you may request an appeal. To request an appeal, you must submit:
- A letter requesting an appeal and all supporting documentation to the University Registrar’s Office (Attn: Noah Meltz Program) no later than 40 days before the end of your study period. Appeals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
- Letters requesting an appeal must clearly state your name and student number.
Appeal decisions will take between 4 to 6 weeks.
If you were refused the Noah Meltz grant, you may request an appeal.
Probationary or Suspension Status
The first time a student drops or fails Meltz-funded courses they are placed on Meltz academic probation:
- Students can continue to apply for the Meltz Program in subsequent part-time terms.
- The probationary period lasts for the remainder of the school year in which the issue occurred and the following school year.
- If there are no repeated occurrences during this time frame, you will be removed from probationary status.
The second time a student drops or fails Meltz-funded courses, the student is ineligible for the Meltz Program for twelve months from the drop date or the first of the month after the end of the particular session. Multiple occurrences of academic progress issues will result in longer periods of suspension from the Meltz Program.
If exceptional circumstances (e.g., medical situation, family crisis) impact on your academic success in a particular term, submit the documentation outlined under OSAP Suspension for Academic Progress Reasons to appeal your Meltz probationary or suspension status.
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