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Important Changes to OSAP for 2017-18
OSAP is introducing a new grant - the Ontario Student Grant - which will provide eligible full-time students with more generous assistance when they need it the most. Eligible studens whose parents earn $50,000 or less in annual income will receive enough grants to cover the cost of average college or university tuition.
Students are automically considered for the Ontario Student Grant when they apply for OSAP.
What type of financial aid does OSAP provide?
OSAP is a combination of grants and loans. Grants and bursaries are money that you will not have to repay. Loans are borrowed money that requires repayment. These loans are interest/payment-free while you are in school full time. Student loan payments begin six months after the student has finished school.
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be considered for OASP, you must meet the following requirements: 1. Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person2. Meet Ontario residency requirements 3. Be enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program that is approved for OSAP purposes.
When and where can I apply to OSAP?
The online application is typically available in April each year. There is no application fee. For details on the application steps, click here. Apply online at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program
Don't delay! Apply early!
What else do I need to know about OSAP?
Both full and part-time students can apply for OSAP. You have to re-apply for OSAP each academic year. When you apply for OSAP, you can choose to receive only grant funding if you don't want the loan. If there are unexpected changes to your situation after you apply, you can request a review of your assessment.
Who do I contact if I need help with my application?
If you have questions regarding your OSAP application, you should consult the information available on the OSAP website.You can also contact the Registrar's Office at any time Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30. Detailed contact information is located in the left-hand menu.
I've submitted my application! Now What?
To check the status of your submitted OSAP application, log in to your account on the OSAP website.
You can review all the steps, including how you will receive your funding, by clicking here. Still have some questions? We've also provided you with a list of frequently asked questions here.
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