Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a government-sponsored program designed to act as a supplementary means for funding a student's educational costs where the parents, spouse, and student have demonstrated an inability to meet these costs.
OSAP is based on your financial need, not your grades.
With one application, you will be considered for non-repayable grants, as well as an OSAP loan. An individual assessment, based on information supplied by the student on an application form, determines what funds, if any, a student will receive from this program.
Only Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, or Protected Persons with Ontario residency are eligible to apply for OSAP assistance.
Application forms are available in early May online on the OSAP website, from the Student Financial Aid Office at each eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario and from the guidance offices of Ontario secondary schools. Students are encouraged to apply for OSAP at least three months prior to the beginning of classes. Additional information pertaining to the program is available on the Ministry website at http://osap.gov.on.ca.
For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at:
Financial Aid Office:
Room 166 (South)
Room 134 (Chatham)