Ontario Student Assistance Program
How to Apply for OSAP
The OSAP website is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to the OSAP website and apply online. The OSAP website is a quick and easy way to apply. There is no application fee when you apply online. The online application tells you what supporting documentation is required so that you can start gathering the necessary paperwork. When you begin your on-line application you will be given an access code: keep this information in a safe place because you will not be able to access your OSAP information without it.
Checking Your Application Status
Once you have submitted your application, you can keep track of its status through the OSAP. Information about your application is displayed as soon as it is available.
OSAP Renewal Applications
If you received OSAP funding last year, you can complete your renewal application online through OSAP. You can also get an estimate of this year's funding right away.
If you do not have access to the internet or can not access the OSAP website, you may get a paper application. Paper applications are available in late May from any college, university or high school. Please allow four weeks for processing paper applications. Paper applications should be sent to the college campus you plan to attend. Include a $10 cheque payable to the Minister of Finance.
To check the status of your application, you may call toll free 1-866-330-3331.
OSAP assistance is available for pick up at the beginning of each semester. When picking up OSAP funding, you must show youe Social Insurance Card, two pieces of identification (i.e. Registration slip, government issued photo ID, Driver's licence), and a statement of your total gross summer income. When picking up your OSAP funding, you must show your Social Insurance card, government issued photo identification (e.g. Driver's license) your confirmation of registration and a statement of your total gross summer income.