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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Who is Eligible for OSAP?​

To be eligible for OSAP, you (or your parents/spouse/sponsor) must have been a resident of Ontario for at least 12 months before the application’s study period and not have been enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies during this 12-month period. ​

You must also:​

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or a protected person​
  • Be applying for an approved post-secondary program​
  • Be enrolled in an eligible course load:​
    • Full-time OSAP application - minimum of 60 per cent of a full semester course load (or minimum 40 per cent of a 100 per cent course load for studens with a documented permanent disability)​
    • Part-time OSAP application – between 20 and 59 per cent of a full semester course load