York University’s new financial aid, awards, scholarships solution to launch next month

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With only a couple of weeks remaining until the launch of York University’s new financial aid, awards and scholarships solution, the University is gearing up for the exciting transformation. Part of the Student Systems Renewal Program (SSRP), it will enhance the way students gain access to and apply for financial aid, awards, scholarships and graduate funding. It will also change how faculty and staff review and distribute awards. The community will have access to the new solution beginning the week of July 8.

Faculty and staff end users for the new solution have been identified. Their training began in May and will complete next week. The training sessions are designed to prepare users with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their roles. Resources will also be made available for students, to ensure they are equipped to navigate the system changes.

To take a closer look at the features and benefits of this new system, watch the animated video explaining how it will be easier than ever to search and apply for funding opportunities, track applications and receive financial support. Further discover the system’s capabilities through a series of short video demonstrations highlighting different aspects of its functionality, including award cycle controls, budget creation and much more. As well, a webinar from the project’s leadership team provides an overview of the new solution, with a Q-and-A portion at the end.

For answers to common queries, visit the project’s newly updated frequently asked questions section, intended to provide clarity on various aspects of the new solution. Faculty and staff who require additional assistance with the switch or have questions about it can reach out to their dedicated Faculty/division project lead or program champion. Students can expect more information to be shared in the coming weeks. In the meantime, continue checking the financial aid, awards and scholarships project page for news and updates as the community launch draws near.