Applying for OSAP

OSAP, or the Ontario Student Assistance Program, is a financial aid program funded by both the provincial and federal governments that helps you with the costs of postsecondary education.

Funding through OSAP includes:

  • Grants – money that you don’t have to repay.
  • Loans – money that you will have to repay when you are finished school.

OSAP considers many different factors when determining how much financial assistance you may receive, including:

  • Your educational costs (tuition, fees, books, whether you are living away from home, travel costs, where you are studying, etc.).
  • The financial resources you have available to contribute towards your own postsecondary education (family income, savings, scholarships, etc.).

Estimate how much OSAP you may be eligible to receive by using the OSAP calculator.

Have questions about how to apply for OSAP?

Check out our OSAP FAQs.

Watch this video for an overview of the application process – how to register, apply, get your estimate, provide your supporting documents, check your status and get your funding.

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