Fall/Winter 2020-2021


Application Steps Dates/Deadlines
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility You can begin checking your eligibility any time.
Step 2: Apply Online and Submit Documents Deadlines – Fall 2020 term only applications

June 30 – Recommended date to submit your Fall-only application and all required documents to receive your funds at the beginning of the fall term

October 1 – Recommended date to submit your Fall-only application and all required documents.

October 24 – Ministry Deadline to apply for Fall-only OSAP  (60 days before the end of the study period). The actual application deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for application deadlines.

November 13 – Ministry deadline to submit all supporting documentation and requests for review for Fall-only OSAP  (40 days before the end of the study period). The actual submission deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the supporting documents deadline.

 

Deadlines – Fall/Winter 2020-2021 application

June 30 – Recommended date to submit your Fall/Winter OSAP application, and all required documents to receive your funds at the beginning of the fall term.

October 1 – Recommended date to submit your Fall/Winter application and all required documents.

February 27 – Ministry Deadline to apply for Fall/Winter OSAP  (60 days before the end of the study period). The actual application deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for application deadlines.

March 19 – Ministry deadline to submit all supporting documentation and requests for review for Fall/Winter OSAP  (40 days before the end of the study period). The actual submission deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the supporting documents deadline.

 

Deadlines – Winter 2021 term only applications

October 31 – Recommended date to submit your Winter-only OSAP application, and all required documents to receive your funds at the beginning of the Winter term.

February 27 – Ministry Deadline to apply for Winter-only OSAP  (60 days before the end of the study period). The actual application deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for application deadlines.

March 19 – Ministry deadline to submit all supporting documentation and requests for review for Winter-only OSAP  (40 days before the end of the study period). The actual submission deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the supporting documents deadline.

Step 3: Check the Financial Document Tracker

If you have uploaded your supporting documents through your OSAP web account, processing time is one to six weeks. Please check your OSAP status for updates.

If you have submitted your supporting documents through the OSAP drop box or by mail, processing time is one to eight weeks. Please check the Financial Document Tracker and your OSAP status for updates.

Step 4: Submit your MSFAA  OSAP applicants can complete and submit their MSFAA online. For more information and for instructions on how to submit your MSFAA, please visit our York OSAP page.
Step 5: Check Your Status

August 31 – York begins to confirm your registration status.

December 21 – York begins to confirm registration status for the OSAP second instalment.

Step 6: Receive Your Funds September 9 – Once your registration is confirmed the National Student Loans Service Centre begins to electronically release OSAP first instalments.

January 11 – Once your registration is confirmed the National Student Loans Service Centre begins to electronically release OSAP second instalments.

Step 7: Report Changes Report all changes to your OSAP application promptly. This includes changes to income and your course load.
Step 8: Repay OR Maintain Interest-Free Status

Repayment will start six month after completing your full-time studies.

If you are returning to full-time studies and will not be applying for OSAP, submit a Continuation of Interest-free status through your OSAP web account to ensure your previous load do not enter repayment. Check the application deadline on the OSAP web page.