Financial Assistance Funds

CUPE Local 3902 is pleased to be able to provide financial assistance to our Unit 1 members through a variety of funds.

Detailed information about the funds and all deadlines are available by clicking on the title of each fund.  Only union members in good standing, who meet the criteria specific to each fund, are eligible for these funds.  To be in good standing requires you to have signed a membership card.  If you have not done so in the past, please fill out the form available HERE and attach it to your application.  Please do not wait for your membership application to be processed before you apply for any of the funds.  You can submit the membership application at the same time as your Fund application.

Financial Assistance Fund/Senior Students Fund 
The Financial Assistance Fund and Senior Students’ Fund (FAF/SSF) are for CUPE 3902 Unit 1 members who are outside of the funded cohort (as defined by the University of Toronto).  Further detailed information about the Fund is available by clicking on the “Financial Assistance Fund/Senior Students Fund” title above.

Childcare Financial Assistance Fund
This fund assists those members who incur expenses related to paying childcare provider for care of their child(ren). Detailed information about the Fund is available by clicking on the “Childcare Financial Assistance Fund” title above.  The application form for 2013-14 can be found HERE.  The application for membership can be found HERE.The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12.

Fund for International Student Health Expenses
This fund is for those members who are international students and who have to cover the cost of their international student health plan expenses (i.e. the cost is not included in your funding) for themselves and/or for their family members. Detailed information about the Fund is available by clicking on the “Fund for International Student Health Expenses” title above.  The Fund application form for 2013-14 is available HERE and the membership application form is available HERE.

Professional Masters Fund
This fund is for those members enrolled in Professional Masters degree programs where program fee is set at higher than base level as set by the University of Toronto. Detailed information about the Fund is available by clicking on the “Professional Masters Fund” title above. The application form is available HERE.  The application for membership can be found HERE.

Fellowship Defence Fund
The Fellowship Defence Fund is for members of CUPE 3902 – Unit 1 who are members of the funded cohort as defined by the University of Toronto, and are required to undertake Unit 1 work or taxable RA work as part of their minimum $15,000 guaranteed funding package in 2013-14. This fund is designed to protect Unit 1 members from the erosion of the $15,000 guaranteed funding package. The Fund has been created by merging the old Wage Equity Defense Fund with the Interim Bridging Fund (for Unit 1 members who also perform RA work as part of their funding package).

Post Doctoral Administrative Fee Offset Fund
This fund is for our Unit 1 members who are Post Doctoral Fellows and who pay a $200 administrative fee to the University of Toronto as part of their position. The application form is available HERE.