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OSAP

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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can make it easier for students and families to afford college or university.

 

The program offers funding for school through two kinds of assistance:

 

  • Grants: money you don’t have to pay back
  • Student loan: money you need to repay

 

Funding is available for both full and part-time postsecondary students, and is based on a number of factors, including your family income.

 

For the loan portion, there are also programs to help you repay your student loan once you’re done school.

 


Who can get OSAP

OSAP is open to Ontario residents who are:

 

  • Canadian Citizens
  • Permanent Residents, or
  • Protected Persons

Deadlines 

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

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

 


To Apply

Submit Supporting Documentations

Fall Term (One term)

October 15, 2018

November 2, 2018

Winter Term (One Term)

February 15, 2019

March 8, 2019

Spring Summer Term(One Term)

June 17, 2019

July 5, 2019

Fall/Winter (2 terms)

February 15, 2019

March 8, 2019

Winter/ Spring Summer (2 Terms)

June 17, 2019

July 5, 2019

                         

Part-Time Application:

The deadline for part time OSAP applications and supporting documentation depends on the length of your study period.

 

Application Deadline:

If your study period is

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

To Apply

Submit Supporting Documentations

Fall Term (One term)

November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018

Winter Term (One Term)

March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

Spring Summer Term(One Term)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 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

 

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
  • Current or former crown ward
  • 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

Check the status of your application here.

Things to check for:

  • Application process status
  • Missing documentation
  • Missing information
  • Assessment
  • Disbursement timeframe

 

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 B212i

Brampton, ON L6Y 5H9

4180 Duke of York Blvd

Room A155

Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5

1430 Trafalgar Road

Room D100

Oakville, ON L6H 2L1

905-815-4060

905-815-4060

905-815-4060

                 

Or you can e-mail us at: fin.aid@sheridancollege.ca

 

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 as complete by the Financial Aid Office and after the 10th day of classes after the start of term.

 

Upload Documents

How to setup scan

            Each document must be scanned separately

            For best document quality scans, please follow 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 three (3) 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 are currently NOT on OSAP and/or have not yet received your funding but are a full time student, complete a Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS) form to ensure any previous loan funding you have remains interest and payment free while you study.

 

How to apply for Continuation of Interest-Free Status:
There are two ways to apply for CIFS:

  • Online – By logging into your OSAP account online and submitting the new CIFS web-based application
  • On paper – using the new Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application

Students are encouraged to apply online, as it is much faster than applying on paper. Students can also check the status of their application online.

Important Note: The CIFS can be completed 15 days prior to the study period start date per the OSAP website.

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