The Fall/Winter 2017-2018 OSAP application is now available!
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is an application-based government aid program for Ontario resident students. Based on the government’s assessment of your educational costs and expected financial resources, OSAP offers a mixture of repayable loans and grants (money you will not need to repay).
The information on this site is aimed primarily at full-time York University degree students applying for OSAP aid. The Student Financial Services site has information about part-time loans and grants.
The new OSAP program aims to maximize the total amount of grants that students receive. For students whose family income is $50 000 or less, tuition would essentially be free since the total amount of OSAP grants would equal or be greater than the average cost of tuition. Please check-out the OSAP Aid Estimator on the government website to see How much you could get under the new OSAP.
Request for Grants only
New this year, students can request that only their grants be released to them. The Request for grant only needs to be submitted 30 days before the release of your installment. For those receiving OSAP in January, you should submit the request by the end of November.
If you change your mind and decide to receive the loan portion of your OSAP funding, you can do so until February 19 by submitting a Change Request Form available on our OSAP Forms page.
How to Apply
For complete OSAP information and to apply online, go to the government’s OSAP website.
Once you have visited the government’s OSAP website, the eight steps outlined here provide you with more specific information to guide you through the OSAP cycle at York. We suggest you follow these steps in order, especially if this is the first time you are applying for OSAP.