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OSAP Introduction

1. What is OSAP
OSAP is financial aid to help student s pay for college or university

2. What types of financial aid are available

OSAP ia a combination of grants and loans.

Grants=money that you will not have to pay back.

Loans = money that you will have to repay. Loans are interest- and payment-free while you are in school full time.

3. How much can I get?

OSAP funding is calculated by comparing your educational costs and your personal financial situation.

For a typical two-term academic year, full-time single students will be eligible for up to $13,260 in loans and non-repayable grants, while married students and sole support parents can get up to $22,440.

Find out how much you can get – and how to apply- at

4. What else do I need to know about OSAP?

Both full- and part-time students can apply.

When you apply for OSAP for full-time studies, you can choose to receive only non-repayable grants if you do not want the loan.

OSAP is available to dependent students, mature students, married students, and students with children.

5. How do I apply?

There are THREE basic steps the first time you apply for OSAP…

1) Start your application today at by registering as a new user. You will be assigned an OSAP Access Number and create your OSAP profile.

2) In spring of 2017, after you have been accepted to college or university, complete your OSAP application and gather your supporting documentation.

3) Upload, mail or drop-off the required supporting documentation to the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

6. When do I apply?

The 2017-18 applications for full-time students will be available online at starting in spring of 2017.

Don’t delay apply early!

The earlier you start your OSAP application, the sooner you can find out if you qualify and how much aid you can get.

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