Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for Part-Time Students

Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 

Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons living in Ontario at time of study; taking between 20% and 59% of full course load; enrolled in certificate, degree, or diploma program of between four and 52 weeks in length; financial need

Award type: 
Financial Aid
Action: 
Application Required
Level of Study: 
Open
Description of Award: 

Part-time OSAP is a government financial aid program that helps part-time students pay for their education-related costs such as tuition, books, transportation costs, and child care. Students receiving Part-time OSAP usually receive a mix of grants and loans.

Academic Year: 
2017-2018
Value/Amount: 
Based on calculated financial need and amount of funding available through each program • Part-time Canada Student Loan: Maximum outstanding principal at one time is $10,000 • Canada Student Grant for Part- Time Studies: Up to $1,800/academic year • Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students with Dependents: Up to $1,920/academic year • Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities: Up to $2,000/academic year • Ontario Part-time Grant: Up to $500/academic year
Full Eligibility Requirements: 

Recipients must:  be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons living in Ontario at the time of studies; be taking between 20% and 59% of a full course load in a particular term; be enrolled in a program of student leading to a certificate, degree, or diploma; be enrolled in a study period that is between four and 52 weeks in length; have financial need according to the Part-time OSAP need assessment.

How to Apply: 

APPLY ONLINE at the OSAP website

Deadline to Apply: 
Application Deadline: If your part-time study period is up to 20 weeks long, your application and all supporting documents must be received no later than 6 weeks before the end of your study period. If your part-time study period is 21 weeks or longer, your application must be received no later than 60 days before the end of your study period and all supporting documents no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.
How/When is it paid?: 

When you receive your notice of funding eligibility, you must go in to your College or Faculty Registrar's office to pick up a part-time funding certificate. Funding cannot be issued before the start of classes. Grant funding is generally paid in two installments, one at the start of your part-time study period, and one halfway through your part-time study period.  Loan funding is paid in one installment.

Availability: 
Domestic Students