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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

THE OSAP APPLICATION FOR 2016/17 is now available.

The 2016-17 Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) web application is now available online! We highly recommend that you complete the online application to save time, effort and money.

Need help applying for OSAP?

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Join us at one of our OSAP workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from May 24 - August 11, from 10:30 a.m. - noon on the third floor of the Shuniah building (Room 345). Learn more on our Workshops page…

About the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Facts about OSAP Video

This video outlines the grants and loans that are available, and how simple the application process really is.

A major function of the Financial Aid Office is to administer the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Post-secondary students, who meet OSAP’s citizenship and residency criteria, may receive assistance with their educational costs through this program. Applications are assessed based on their financial need. The program is a supplement, but not a replacement for family and other financial resources students have available.

When completing an OSAP application, students are applying for assistance funded by the provincial government and/or the federal government. Other sources of financial assistance for which you must fill out a separate application, are listed in the OSAP Forms & Documents section of this site, with more detail listed on the OSAP Website.

Important Links

OSAP ID Requirements

You are required to bring the following identification (ID) for any in-person appointments relating to OSAP (including the issuing of part-time student loans, OSAP password reset or OAN retrieval):

Government-Issued Social Insurance Card, or:

  • A Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment
  • A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions; or
  • A confirmation of Social Insurance Number from Service Canada

Government-Issued Photo ID:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • A valid Canadian passport
  • A provincial health card with a photo; or
  • A valid permanent residency or citizenship card

OSAP Password Reset and OAN Retrieval

Forgot your OSAP password or Ontario Access Number (OAN)? Please refer to the section ”Forgot Your Password” or ”Forgot Your OAN” on the OSAP website…

Withdrawal Information for OSAP Students

Repaying Your OSAP

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The OSAP Repayment video answers questions that many students have about loan repayment after they graduate. It explains when students have to start making payments, how to extend their interest-free grace period after graduation (if need be), and who to contact if they have additional questions about their student loan.