If you are a part-time student you may be eligible for the federal Part-time Canada Student Loan and Canada Student Grants Programs. Review the information below to see if you would qualify through the part-time program.
You are considered a part-time student if you are:
- Registered in 20 to 59 per cent of a full course load (3 to 8 credits per term); or
- Registered in 20 to 39 per cent of a full course load (3 to 5 credits per term) if you are a student with a permanent disability.
Based on the OSAP requirements, you may be a part-time student for one term, and a full-time student for the other term. If this is the case, submit a part-time application only for the term during which you are considered part-time.
It is important to enter your correct course load on your financial aid application as your tuition, compulsory fees and book costs in the assessment are calculated based on your course load. Incorrect course load information will delay your funds.
Note: Credits for full-year (Term Y) courses are split evenly in the fall and winter terms. Example: for a Term Y course worth six credits, three credits are assigned to the fall term and three credits are assigned to the winter term.
To be eligible for the Part-time Canada Student Loans and Canada Student Grant Program, you must meet the criteria below, as well as certain residency and income requirements as specified on the OSAP website:
- Registered in an OSAP-approved degree program.
- If you have previous OSAP loans, they must be in good standing (i.e. you have not defaulted on a student loan and/or you are not restricted from participating in financial aid programs).
- You maintained satisfactory academic progress while in receiving previous government financial aid.
You can submit your part-time OSAP online on the OSAP website.
Once you apply online, you will be required to provide declaration and signature forms, along with supporting documentation based on your circumstances.
- Submit your declaration and signature forms, along with any other supporting documentation, by dropping them off at Glendon Student Financial Services in York Hall C138 or by placing them in the drop box after hours.
- You can also log into your OSAP account and upload your documentation to the “Required Documents (print/upload)” page of your OSAP application.
The application deadlines are indicated on the Government of Ontario’s OSAP website.
Indicated below are the maximum amounts of assistance a student may receive for an academic year, based on the Ministry’s calculated need.
|Part-time Canada Student Loan||$10,000*|
|Canada Student Grant for Part-time Studies||$1,800|
|Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students with Dependants||$1,920|
|Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities||$2,000|
|Ontario Part-Time Grant||$500|
* The maximum outstanding principal for all Part-time Canada Student Loans cannot exceed $10,000 at any time (does not include accruing interest).
If you want to report changes or cancel your application, use the form below. Once we have reviewed your application, we will advise you as to how these changes will affect your funding. This may take from six to eight weeks.
Once you have applied online, you can return to your OSAP application on the OSAP Website to do the following:
- Regularly check the status of your application.
- Check for any outstanding necessary documentation or instructions on what needs to be done next.
- Update your mailing address to make sure you receive all correspondence promptly.
- Check on the amount of loans and/or grants that have been issued for your current year and also for past years if you are a returning student.
Check to see if your document has arrived at the school by logging into the Financial Document Tracker.