Full-time OSAP Eligibility Requirements (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
To maintain full-time OSAP eligibility, students are required to:
Remain enrolled in a minimum 60 per cent of a 100 per cent course load during their OSAP-funded study period (or minimum 40 per cent of a 100 per cent course load for students with a documented permanent disability).*
Pass a minimum 60 per cent of a 100 per cent course load during their OSAP-funded study period (or minimum 40 per cent course load for students with a documented permanent disability).*
Report any changes to your study period income estimate in writing to Financial Aid.
Notify Financial Aid of any changes to your student status (e.g. changes to course load, withdrawing, etc.). Include your Humber student number on all correspondence.
You may be on Academic Probation for OSAP purposes if you were issued OSAP funding and did not maintain satisfactory academic progress for OSAP purposes for one or more of the reasons below:
- Your course enrollment dropped below the required minimum 60 percent of a 100 percent course load during your OSAP-funded study period (or 40 percent for students with a documented permanent disability)*,
- You did not pass a minimum 60 percent of a 100 percent course load during your OSAP-funded study period (or 40 percent for students with a documented permanent disability)*,
- You have changed your program of study too many times without earning a credential, or
At a previous institution, you were issued OSAP funding and did not maintain satisfactory academic progress.Academic progress for OSAP purposes is reviewed for each student at the end of each OSAP study period. Your academic progress standing is based strictly on the course load percentage of courses in which you have earned a passing grade during your OSAP study period; your OSAP academic progress is not based on your grade point average (GPA). The OSAP academic progress policy may differ from your Humber faculty academic progress policy.
For the first instance of academic probation, you will receive a warning. You can complete the OSAP Acknowledgement of Academic Probation Form found on the OSAP site and along with a letter explaining your academic goals, the circumstances that affected your academic progress, and the steps you will take to improve your academic progress and achieve your goals. Upload the form and letter as supporting documents to your OSAP application as well as your most recent transcript, if required. If you had medical or extenuating circumstances, explain this in your letter and attach supporting documentation.
For the second instance of academic probation, you may be restricted from receiving OSAP funding. For more information, please contact a financial aid advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A student’s minimum course load required for OSAP purposes may vary by semester within a program. The minimum course load percentage you must enrol in and pass is calculated based on the total credits associated with your enrolled semester. You must meet the above OSAP Requirements to maintain funding eligibility. Review how to calculate your course load in the tab above or contact Financial Aid at email@example.com or 416.675.6622 ext. 4245 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm excluding holidays) if you are unsure about your course load calculation.