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OSAP

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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.

OSAP offers funding through:

  • grants: money you don’t have to pay back
  • a student loan: money you need to repay once you’re done school

When you apply for OSAP, we automatically consider you for both grants and loans. If you don’t want to take a loan, you can decline it after your application is approved.

There are also programs to help you repay your student loan once you’re done school.

Deadlines 

Full time Application: Submit your OSAP application no later than 60 days before the end of your study period.

The Financial Aid Office must receive the following no later than 40 days from the end of your study period:

  • Supporting documentation (e.g., signature and declaration pages, etc.)
  • Request for review (if applicable)

 


To Apply

Submit Supporting Documentations

Fall Term (One term)

October 14, 2019

November 3, 2019

Winter Term (One Term)

February 17, 2020

March 8, 2020

Spring Summer Term(One Term)

June 15, 2020

July 5, 2020

Fall/Winter (2 terms)

February 17, 2020

March 8, 2020

Winter/ Spring Summer (2 Terms)

June 15, 2020

July 5, 2020

                         

Part-Time Application: If your study period is:

  • up to 20 weeks long, you must submit your application no later than 6 weeks from the end of your study period
  • 21 weeks or longer, you must submit your application no later than 60 days from the end of your study period.

 


To Apply

Submit Supporting Documentations

Fall Term (One term)

November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

Winter Term (One Term)

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

Spring Summer Term(One Term)

July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019

 

Supporting Document Deadline:

If your study period is

  • Up to 20 weeks long, your financial aid office must receive your supporting documents (e.g., signature and declaration pages, etc.) no later than 6 weeks before the end of your study period
  • 21 weeks or longer, your financial aid office must receive your supporting documents (e.g., signature and declaration pages, etc.) no later than 40 days before the end of your study period

The Financial Aid Office must receive your review request (if applicable) no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.

How much you can get

 The amount of assistance that you can get, depends on:

  • Education Expenses: includes tuition, books, supplies, equipment, child care and personal living expenses
  • Course Load: Fulltime (60% or more / 40% or more with a permanent disability), Part time (20%-59% course load)
  • Personal Financial Situation: depends on family’s income, size and number of dependants.

Using money from your Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR OSAP ASSESSMENT.

Additional funding programs are available through OSAP for students who self-identify from these groups:

  • Indigenous students
  • Current and former individuals in extended society care (previously known as Crown wards)
  • First generation student
  • Students with a disability

For a breakdown on the maximum amounts that you receive from OSAP, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/maximum-amounts-aid

 

After You Apply

You can check the status of your application as soon as you submit it.

You’ll find out:

  • if your application has been processed
  • if you have any documents you need to provide
  • if you or your school have to provide information
  • how much money you’ll get
  • when your money will be available

Confirmation of enrolment

Confirmation of enrolment is an automated process that is done before the start of the term. If your application status indicates that a confirmation of enrollment is required after the start of term, please check the following:

  • Signature and declaration pages submitted
  • MSFAA online submission completed
  • Any other documentation requested on the OSAP website

If all of the mentioned documents have been submitted and a confirmation of enrollment is still required, please contact one of our offices:

Davis Campus

HMC Campus

Trafalgar Campus

7899 Mclaughlin road

Room B212h

Brampton, ON L6Y 5H9

4180 Duke of York Blvd

Room A155

Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5

1430 Trafalgar Road

Room D100

Oakville, ON L6H 2L1

                 

Email: fin.aid@sheridancollege.ca

Phone: 905-845-9430 option #5

OSAP Appeals

Visit the Financial Aid and Awards Office to review your application for possible appeals if your OSAP assessment is zero, or if it is insufficient to meet your needs (and you are not receiving the OSAP maximum amounts noted above). Please note that there are limited appeal options available. Appeals may be made only after your application has been processed and complete by the Financial Aid Office and after the 10th day of classes.

Upload Documents

Each document must be scanned separately

For optimal quality, please follow the scanning instructions below:

  • Scan your document as a black and white
  • Select “TEXT” format option from your scanner
  • OPTIONAL: for “dpi” option, set it to 150 or 200

Steps to upload:

                                                                                       

Notes:

  • The uploading function will only work with PDF file format
  • The file can’t be more than 2MB in size

Declaration and Signature pages

  • All four (4) pages must be scanned and uploaded.
  • For signing, please use dark blue or black ink.
  • Student, spousal and parent’s declaration and signature forms must be scanned separately and uploaded into their corresponding links.

 

Continuation of Interest-Free Status

If you’re back in school full-time and have previous OSAP loans, then you must ensure that they are placed into interest-free status. When your loans are in interest-free status, you don’t have to make payments on the interest and principal.

The Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application is the way the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) is notified that you’re back in full-time studies. If your application is approved, your new study period dates (known as your “confirmed study period”) will be provided to the NSLSC and/or the financial institution(s) holding your full-time OSAP loans.

Full-Time OSAP Students:

Please complete a Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS) form if you are currently studying full-time but NOT applying for OSAP and/or have not yet received your funding. This will ensure any previous OSAP loan funding remains interest-free.

Part-Time OSAP Students:

Please complete a Schedule 2 form if you are currently studying part-time but NOT applying for OSAP and/or have not yet received your funding. This will ensure any previous OSAP loan funding remains interest-free.

How to apply for Continuation of Interest-Free Status:
Log into your OSAP account online and complete the web-based application. You may monitor the status of your application online.

Important Note:  The earliest you can apply is 15 days before the start of your study period. Applications must be submitted no later than 21 days before the end of their study period.

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