The Student Access Guarantee

The Student Access Guarantee is a partnership between the University and the Government of Ontario that ensures students who receive financial aid from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and are identified as having financial need have their direct educational costs covered (tuition, books, and mandatory course fees). However, in some situations, a student’s financial need may be above what OSAP can provide; this is when the Student Access Guarantee can help.

In 2011-2012, York distributed more than $50M in financial assistance, scholarships and awards to students to ensure they had access to a university education.