Summer OSAP


Eligibility

Use the U of T Summer OSAP Extension application if you received full-time OSAP at the University of Toronto in the 2020-21 Fall and/or Winter term(s) and you’re applying for additional funding for full-time Summer studies.

Before you proceed to the application, make sure that you meet the course load requirements.

For undergraduate students the course load requirements are:

  • If you will be in school from May-August you must enrol in and pass at least 1.5 credits (1.0 for students with an OSAP profile permanent disability)
  • If you will be in school for just May-June or just July-August, you must enrol in and pass at least 1.0 credit (0.5 for students with an OSAP profile permanent disability)

For graduate students, you must have full-time registration status or Confirmation From Your Graduate Administrator/Faculty Registrar that you will be in at least a 60% course load (or at least a 40% with an OSAP profile permanent disability).

Students in lower course loads should apply for Part-Time OSAP for the summer term. The part-time application can be accessed from the OSAP website.

For graduate students in a Theology program, you must submit a Theology Addendum form with your Summer OSAP application.

If you did not receive full-time OSAP at U of T in the 2020-21 Fall and/or Winter term(s):

  • submit an application for May-August funding on the OSAP website
  • you are only eligible for full-time OSAP if you will be enrolled full-time continuously from May-August

Going on Exchange?

NOTE: International activity for University of Toronto students has been cancelled until August 31, 2021. If you are completing a virtual exchange this summer, please select CIE Exchange and submit a cover sheet and study date information as part of your Summer OSAP application.

Students taking a CIE Exchange for the summer must meet the same course load requirements as students studying on campus: If you are studying for the whole summer you must be receiving at least 1.5 credits (1.0 for students with an OSAP profile permanent disability ). If you are studying for half the summer, you typically need to receive at least 1.0 credit (0.5 for students with an OSAP profile permanent disability ). When you submit your Summer OSAP application, you also will need to provide an Exchange Cover Sheet and proof of your study dates.

Not sure if your program qualifies? Contact Enrolment Services for help

Check your status

Once you have submitted your application, check your account at the OSAP website for assessment details starting in late April. Processing time is 4-6 weeks. If you submitted your Summer OSAP Extension application by March 31 and you are eligible for funding, the funds will be released/redirected to outstanding fees within the first two weeks of your summer term. You will receive notifications from OSAP either on paper or on the OSAP Message Centre (depending on your preferences) when there are updates.

Deadlines

Summer tuition fee deferral: See the Student Accounts Website for information about your division’s registration or deferral deadlines. For best results, submit your Summer OSAP Extension application on or before March 31, 2021 (recommended deadline). Follow the directions on ACORN to request a fee deferral after your summer invoice appears in mid-April.

Final summer OSAP Extension application deadlines:

All Students

  • The final deadline to submit the Extension application is: 40 days before the end of your full-time summer study period

Undergraduate Examples:

St. George Arts and Science:

  • May-June extension: May 19, 2021
  • May-August or July-August extension: July 21, 2021

UTM:

  • May-June extension: May 10, 2021
  • May-August or July-August extension: July 11, 2021

UTSC:

  • May-June extension: May 17, 2021
  • May-August or July-August extension: July 20, 2021

Final Summer OSAP Website application deadline (first time OSAP applicants for the year):

  • Application: 60 days before the end of your full-time Summer May-August studies
  • Documents: 40 days before the end of your full-time Summer May-August studies

Applications submitted after these deadlines cannot be processed.  These deadlines are set by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Receiving Your Funding

A few days before the start of your classes, OSAP will ask U of T to confirm your enrolment. You must be enrolled in the required course load, and you must have a status of “Registered” in the 2021 summer session on ACORN. Registration means that you’ve either made the minimum payment, or have received a fee deferral.

Students who applied by March 31 should receive their funding within the first two weeks of classes. If you registered without payment, your OSAP funding will be directed to U of T to pay your outstanding tuition and fees. If you’re ineligible for OSAP, you must start paying your fees when you receive notification of your OSAP ineligibility or refusal.

OSAP Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

In order to maintain eligibility for future OSAP funding, students are required to stay enrolled in and pass the minimum course load. Failure to complete the minimum required course load can result in an OSAP academic probation or ineligibility for future OSAP funding.

Need to make changes to your application information?

You will be able to make changes to a saved Summer OSAP Extension Application until you submit your application. After your application is submitted, changes to your summer plans or circumstances must be provided to the Financial Aid office in writing.

  • For changes to your income, please provide a signed letter indicating the new total income for the summer study period, and indicate the source of the income (e.g. employment, scholarship)
  • If you want to change your study period (for example, changing from May-June to May-August), please provide a signed letter indicating:
    • Your new intended study period
    • How many classes you plan on taking
    • Your expected income for your entire summer study period

Where to submit your changes? Upload to the OSAP website for fastest processing. You can upload documents in the Print/Upload section up to 40 days before the end of your term. If you cannot upload to the OSAP website then you may submit your changes by mail or in person. For summer 2021, you can also email your signed letter to osap.staff@utoronto.ca.