F.A.Q FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

A. For information on tuition, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 905-279-4000, toll free at 1-866-783-2200 or via e-mail at admissions@metalworksinstitute.com
A. Metalworks Institute offers excellent financing packages tailored to suit each student’s needs. If you are considering our full time programs, our flexible terms will help you make a comfortable decision. For more information visit Financial Aid or Contact an Admissions Counselor to discuss your needs and get started at 905-279-4000, toll free at 1-866-783-2200 or via e-mail at admissions@metalworksinstitute.com
A. For many of the programs there are no costs related to the application process. However, for students interested in the Music Performance & Technology programs there is an audition fee. Also, for international students there is an international application fee.
A. Books and supplies are NOT included in the tuition.
A. Requirements: If you have sincere enthusiasm, passion and ambition to succeed in a career in the entertainment industry, you have what we are looking for in our students.

In addition:
Applicants must have a SSGD or equivalent.
Mature applicants are also welcome to apply.
Admission to certain programs may be limited and subject to an academic interview and audition.
If you have any questions please contact your Admissions Counselor at 905-279-4000, toll free at 1-866-783-2200 or via e-mail at admissions@metalworksinstitute.com

A. The admissions process is simple:
Part I of the application form can be submitted either online or in person.
After receiving your submission, an Admissions Counsellor will contact you within one business day to provide you with Part II of the application form by email.
Applicants will be advised as to the status of their application within one week following completion of all application requirements.
Successful applicants must register within thirty (30) days of acceptance to Metalworks Institute; otherwise acceptance will be revoked.

After a period of six (6) months, unsuccessful applicants can re-apply for admission to the school, on a one time only basis.

A. Metalworks Institute is located in the heart of downtown Mississauga. Formed in 1974, Mississauga is now recognized as Canada’s 6th largest and fastest growing major city with a population of 729,000 residents representing cultures from around the world.
Situated on the outskirts of the province’s capital, Toronto, our location allows students all the amenities of a large city, but with significantly lower costs of living.
There’s plenty to do and lots to see. The campus is walking distance to Square One, one of the largest shopping malls in Ontario, numerous movie theaters, the Living Arts Centre as well as countless restaurants.
Take a look at more information on Mississauga.
A. Metalworks Institute is committed to assisting you in your search for safe, clean and affordable student housing. We understand that finding the right place to live is a very important part of planning your educational experience and we are ready to help you explore your options. Contact us anytime and ask for help you with your search.

You’ll find a variety of different types of housing located in the area. Mississauga’s cost of living is far lower than that which one would find in Toronto and offers an abundance of available space. There are many available properties minutes from the school itself.

Helpful Links

Apartmentcorner.com – Mississauga
Toronto Renting Guide – Mississauga
Pad Mapper
Mississauga News – Housing
Canadian Federation of Students
RentSeeker.ca
Premiere Executive Suites
Renters News – GTA search
Viewit.ca – Apartments
TorontoStar – Classifieds
Craigslist Mississauga
Canada Rental Guide – Mississauga

A. All of the Programs at Metalworks Institute are full-time. In order to be successful, students must be completely focused and dedicated to their studies. Most programs require between 25 – 30 hours of class time as well as additional time at home to complete assignments and study for tests and exams.
A. Yes, simply fill-out our online application. An Admissions Counselor will contact you as soon as we receive your completed application and guide you through the rest of the application procedure.

F.A.Q for Online Certificate Courses

A. You can register for any online course by completing our Online Registration Form.
A. You can pay for your courses by Visa, MasterCard, bank draft or cash (in person).
A. You will be notified of the date you can access the online course once the registration process has been completed.
A. Each online course contains 10-12 lessons, which are each, typically 20-30 minutes in duration.
A. You can take a maximum of two courses simultaneously.
A. Yes. There is a short timed online test at the end of each lesson which you must complete successfully before you can access the next lesson in the course. Once all of the tests have been completed there is a timed final exam which covers all of the material in the course. You must achieve 80% on the final exam in order to successfully complete the course.
A. Metalworks Institute uses a percentage grading system of 1 to 100%. A passing grade for both tests and final exams is 80%.
A. You will need regular access to a computer with an Internet connection and Web access for the duration of your course.
Either a PC – 600 MHz processor or faster, 256 MB RAM or greater (512 MB recommended) Windows XP/Vista/WIN7
OR MAC: Intel x 86 based processor, 512 MB RAM or greater (1 GB recommended), Mac OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
A. Simply email online@metalworksinstitute.com with your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Emails are checked regularly throughout the daytime and evening hours. Please note that Metalworks Institute is located in the EDT time zone.
A. Simply email academics@metalworksinstitute.com with your question or concern and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Emails are checked regularly throughout the daytime and evening hours. Please note that Metalworks Institute is located in the EDT time zone.
A. You should receive a reply within 24 hours of sending an email. Should you not receive a reply, please contact the academics office at Metalworks Institute at 905.279.4000
A. Online learning at Metalworks Institute allows you the flexibility to be online any day at any time. You can study at a time that works best for you.
A. You have access to the course for 180 days from the scheduled start date to complete your course
A. You have access to your grades at all times via your online course page. Once you have successfully completed your course your will be sent a transcript containing your final grade and a Certificate of Completion from Metalworks Institute.
A. When you have successfully competed your course, your Certificate of Completion will be sent to the address we have on file. Should you move, please be sure to update us with the new information.
A. No, all you need is a computer (see computer requirements) and access to the internet.
A. There are no refunds for online certificate courses.
A. Yes, you can take the tests and exams up to three times each.
A. No, once you have completed the course, you will no longer have access to the course material.
A. Yes, after registering for a course you will have 180 days to access the course material and complete the required evaluations.

OSAP Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for OSAP online at ontario.ca/osap

When you apply for college or university through the college or university application centre, you’ll be directed to OSAP’s website, where you can register and set up your profile.

You can now register for OSAP! Registration is free! You will need your social insurance number (and parents’ if applicable).

Apply early! Students typically apply right after being accepted to the college.

Remember to read and review all the information and what you will need to complete the application process.

  1. Go to ontario.ca/osap
  2. Click “Register” to create your profile. Once you create an OSAP profile, you will be assigned an OSAP Access Number (OAN).
  3. Log in and click “start new app” to fill out application.
  4. Gather all required documents. (You’ll get a list at the end of your application.)
  5. Mail/deliver your documents to our financial aid office or upload them directly online (Please let our Financial Aid Office know if you have done so.).
  6. Print, sign and take your MSFAA to a designated Canada Post office. The Master Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) is you lifetime loan agreement.
  7. Track the status of your application online, and learn how much money you’ll get and when. You can even do this from your phone!
Remember that the application is designed to calculate your financial need, so be as honest and accurate as possible.

Keep your OAN and password safe and at hand.

Once you have begun your application, always “SAVE and NEXT/EXIT” your page to retain all the completed fields.

Never start any additional applications. Rather, go to the “Check Status” section of the OSAP website and continue working on your existing application.

Contact our Financial Aid Office (FAO) for further assistance and advice on completing your application and next steps.

Financial Aid Office (FAO)
Phone: 905-279-4000 ext. 2888
E-mail: fao@metalworksinstitute.com
Availability: 10am-5:30pm (Monday-Friday)

Eligible students can receive up to a maximum of  $390 (Single Students)/$660 (Married, Common Law or students with dependants) per week of studies for their annual program of study. Every OSAP student is automatically assessed for any available grants when applying for OSAP.

The amount of OSAP you qualify for is based on your calculated financial need.

Maximum OSAP Assistance Levels for 2017-18

Weekly
34-Week Program (2 School Terms)
Single dependent and independent students.
Up To $390
Up To $13,260
Married students and sole support parents.
Up To $660
Up To $22,440
Students studying outside of Canada.
Up To $210
Up To $7,140

*Amounts are based on both federal and provincial aid.
**The Government of Canada provides $210/week in loans for all student types. (This is already included in the funding above.)

Once you complete the online application, you will be provided with instructions via the “check status” section as to what you need to do next. Certain forms will need to be uploaded directly on the OSAP website or will need to be sent to Metalworks Institute (To the Financial Aid Office’s attention). Your application will be reviewed and your FAO will contact you with any required follow up requirements.

What is the MSFAA?

The MSFAA (Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement) lays out your responsibilities and the terms and conditions of accepting and repaying your student loans. It needs to be taken to a designated Canada Post Office.

With regards to this document be sure to;

    • Bring the first page only (with your signature) to a designated Canada Post outlet
    • Have two pieces of valid identification:
      • A Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or government document confirming your SIN
      • A government-issued photo ID
    • The Canada Post outlet will send your lifetime student loan agreement to the National Student Loans Service Centre on your behalf. *Free Of Charge*

Note: Once your MSFAA is submitted, it’s good for the duration of your full-time studies. You won’t have to submit it again if you apply for OSAP next year.

OSAP funds are usually disbursed in two installments approximately 1 week after a student commences their studies. For a three term study period, 60% of the funding will be disbursed in the Fall and the remainder in the Winter term. Students will only receive funding once the student starts attending and meets the requirements for their enrollment confirmation.This is to ensure that students are attending classes, actively participating and excelling in their program. (Two critical components in maintaining OSAP eligibility: Grades (Minimum 60% GPA) and satisfactory attendance.)

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