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Student Awards Notice of Collection & Use of Personal Information

The Student Awards & Financial Aid Office at the University of Windsor is committed to the protection of privacy and confidentiality of all its constituency.

University of Windsor Scholarship and Awards Program

By accepting a scholarship or award which is awarded by application, automatically or by nomination based on grades (does not require an application), you agree to the terms of use that governs the administration of the University of Windsor financial aid and awards program.  The University of Windsor is committed to the protection of privacy and confidentiality of all its constituents.  The information collected by the University of Windsor, Student Awards and Financial Aid Office is collected under the authority of the University of Windsor Act, 1962 and is collected for the purposes of administering financial aid, scholarship and award programs. Where necessary, the University of Windsor may disclose your personal information to award donors and/or provide public recognition of achievement.

The purpose of data collection when a student applies for an award or scholarship through our on-line application process, is to provide the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office the facility to adjudicate applications and eligibility accordingly based on the terms of reference for the award.  As well, a student is agreeing to allow their name to be shared with the donor of the award if requested by the donor.

As well, some awards are administered automatically by an assignment based on a minimum grade requirement i.e. Automatic Entrance Award Program, or by nomination.  In these cases, the names of students are withheld and not released to any third party outside of the University, without the consent of the student.

Regardless of the means by which an award is assigned to a student however, by acceptance of the award, information may be shared internally should the information be required for a University of Windsor employee/department to fulfill the duties of their position.  Some examples where student information may be shared are as follows:

  • to a University department for statistical information gathering/reporting
  • to a University department for the purposes of organizing events that might recognize award winners
  • to a University department for the purposes of fundraising
  • to the Career Services office for the administration of Work Study
  • to Federal and provincial government offices and Ministries for funding, statistical analysis and planning purposes;

Ontario Student Assistance Program

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities administers OSAP under the authority of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.19, as amended, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 773, Reg. 774, and Reg. 775, as amended, and O. Reg. 268/01, as amended; the Financial Administration Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.
12, as amended; the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c. 28, as amended; the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations, SOR 95‐329, as amended; and the Budget Implementation Act, 1998, S.C. 1998, c. 21, as amended. If you have any questions about the collection or use of your OSAP application information, contact the Director, Student Support Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, PO Box 4500, 189 Red RiverRoad, 4th Floor, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9.

US Federal Student Aid

The following consumer information is currently made available on the Student Awards & Finanical Aid (SAFA) website:

  • Notice of Availability of  Institutional and Financial Aid Information
  • Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
  • Student Financial Aid Information
  • Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
  • Student Loan Information Published by the U.S. Department of Education
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  • Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
  • Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
  • Private Education Loan Disclosures (Including Self-Certification Form)
  • Code of Conduct for Education Loans

If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of this information please contact: the Director, Student Awards & Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca or 401 Sunset Ave. Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, 519-253-3000 Ext. 3300 or the FIPPA Coordinator, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4 (519)-253-3000 ext. 4059. richardt@uwindsor.ca