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TMAPS Emergency Grant

The Toronto Metropolitan Association of Part-time Students (TMAPS) offers an Emergency Grant for part-time degree, and continuing education students at TMU. The goal behind this grant is to assist students who are experiencing unexpected and emergency financial situations.

If you are experiencing chronic underfunding, please consider applying for our semester based TMAPS Bursary worth $500.

The TMAPS emergency grant is not intended to pay course tuition fees, ancillary fees, or course textbooks.

COVID Update

At this time, we are taking into consideration the acute impact of COVID-19, such as unpaid hospitalization charges, ambulatory services, unpaid leave of absence during hospitalization or quarantine. Unfortunately, the chronic impact of COVID pandemic on individual lives are beyond the scope of this grant, and will not be classified as an emergency.

Season-Specific Consideration:

We recognize the challenging seasons of winter and summer may compound on other life factors and cause life-threatening emergencies including but not limited to, precarious housing and homelessness, unaffordable heating or cooling, health emergencies, and barriers acquiring essential items for individuals with mobility challenges. 

If you are experiencing such emergencies, please provide description and documentation when applicable, for special consideration of the Emergency Grant.

Eligibility for Emergency Grant:

Applicants must be enrolled in a part-time degree, continuing education or distance education course during the term of their application for a grant

The applicant must demonstrate serious, emergency financial need due to unexpected circumstance that has recently occurred and is beyond their control

Typically grants are awarded on medical and compassionate grounds, such as in cases of serious illness, death of a family member, eviction, and layoffs, to name a few.

Supporting documentation is required to validate claims and the need for financial support.

Your application will not be processed without supporting documentation and proof of enrollment and student status at Toronto Metropolitan University

Eligible applicants who have received the TMAPS or Chang School bursary for the same term are eligible to apply for the TMAPS emergency grant

Grants can be approved for up to a maximum of $500 once per academic year (an academic year is September to August 31).


Full-time undergraduate degree students and all graduate degree students are not eligible to apply for the TMAPS emergency grant. Full-time undergraduates and graduate students have access to an emergency grant through the Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union (TMSU) or Toronto Metropolitan Graduate Students’ Union (TMGSU).

Applicants above 65 years old are not eligible to apply.


Eligible applicants must complete the on-line application in full

It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully complete all sections and provide required supporting documentation and proof to verify the need.

If necessary, the Vice President Services may request a meeting or telephone interview with the applicant to obtain additional information and details.

Approved applicants will be notified by the Vice President Services via e-mail and/or telephone of the TMAPS Executive Committee decision within ten (10) business days from receipt of the application, provided all required documentation is submitted and student status has been confirmed.

All decisions of TMAPS Executive Committee are final and binding, there is no appeal process.

Approved applicants are required to pick-up their checks in person at the TMAPS office during hours of operation. Cheques not claimed within one full month of being issued will be voided and cancelled.

Please note that any Emergency Grant requests during the December-January office closure may have extended timelines to get back to you.


All information collected is used for the sole purpose of evaluating the candidate’s needs, and will be kept private and confidential.

Date of Birth
Note: Please use your academic ( email. Please do not use your personal email. If you enter your personal email it may result in a disqualification. This email will be used to communicate decisions. You will be notified of your application’s status via the e-mail address you provided above. Please ensure that you have entered it correctly, this can not be changed later.
Optional Equity Demographics
Please select all categories with which you self-identify:
Revenue in last six months
(if you do not know the exact amount, please estimate)
Expenses in last six months
(if you do not know the exact amount, please estimate)
I hereby declare that the information provided on this form is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I, understand that if the information in this application is found to be untrue or intentionally misrepresented, this may be in violation of the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. I understand that the information on this application will be used for the purposes of qualifying the recipients of the TMAPS Emergency Grant fund, and that non-identifying information such as student debt may also be used in the compilation and publication of aggregate statistics.
Please attach all relevant documentation to support your application (such as eviction notice, medical certificate, layoff notice, relevant emails etc.) and email them to and cc Use the Subject Line “Emergency Grant [Full Name]” e.g. “Emergency Grant John Doe” Alternatively, you can submit them in-person.