Applying for OSAP
- The application for 2012-2013 academic year is available now
- Apply online for OSAP
- You will need your Ontario Access Number (OAN) and OSAP password to access the application
- We recommend you apply online by June 30th
Step 1: Submit your MSFAA (*New*)
- The 2012/2013 application requires you to complete and sign a Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement(MSFAA).
- The MSFAA outlines your responsibilities and the terms and conditions of accepting and repaying your student loans.
- You will be required to enter your bank account information on the MSFAA so your funding can be electronically transferred into your bank account once your study period begins.
- You must print, complete and sign the MSFAA, and take it to a designated Canada Post Outlet.
- You will need to present your SIN card and Canadian Government issued photo ID, or acceptable ID when you do so.
|IMPORTANT! Until you submit your MSFAA to a designated Canada Post Outlet, your loan/grant funding CANNOT be released.|
Step 2: Submit your Signature Pages and Supporting Documents
- Once you have submitted your OSAP application online you must print and sign your Declaration and Signature pages.
- If your parent (s) or spouse were required to provide information on your application, they will need to sign separate declaration and signature pages.
- Additional documentation may also be requested at this point.
- Promptly submit the signed Declaration and Signature pages along with required supporting documentation (EXCEPT the Master Student Financial Aid Agreement – see Step 3) to Student Financial Services, 3rd Floor University Centre, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1.
- You must submit this by mail or in person as we require original signatures.
|We Recommend that you submit your MSFAA to Canada Post and your Signature pages to the Student Financial Services by the end of June.|
Step 3: Monitor and Follow Through!
- After you submit your supporting documentation to the Student Financial Services and your MSFAA to a designated Canada Post Outlet, it is important to Check your Status through your OSAP website.
Step 4: Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (*New*)
- Student Financial Services will electronically confirm that you are enrolled as a full time student.
- This means you no longer need to wait in line to pick up a Loan/Grant Certificate!
- The earliest your enrollment can be confirmed is September 4, 2012.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that by this time, you have fully registered in your courses for your study period.
- Once your enrollment has been confirmed, the first installment of your OSAP funding will be released.
Step 5: Pay your Tuition Fees
- The OSAP application gives you the option to allow the Ministry to use a portion of your OSAP funding to pay, on your behalf, your account balance including tuition and compulsary fees.
- Whether or not you choose this option, it remains your responsibility to monitor your student account to ensure that all fees owing are received by University of Guelph by the payment deadline date.
- Information regarding fee payment, acceptable payment methods and deadlines is available on the Student Account website.
Step 6: Confirm your Income (*New*)
- You must confirm your income online before the release of your second instalment of OSAP.
- The Ministry will provide you with instructions on how and when to confirm your income.
- If you do not confirm your income, the second installment of your OSAP will not be released.
Note: Any change to income including part time job, GRA, and/or GTA earnings may affect your OSAP entitlement. The university of Guelph will report to OSAP any University of Guelph scholarships or bursaries (excluding GRA/GTA) on your behalf.
To make changes to your original OSAP application BEFORE September, mail your request with the proper supporting documents to:
Student Financial Services, University of Guelph
3rd Floor, University Centre:
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
T: 519-824-4120 ext.58715
Changes to your OSAP can be viewed through your OSAP account online. It takes approximately 48 hours for your OSAP webpage to be updated after we process your request.
Students who are taking from 20 to 59 per cent of a full course load are considered part-time students.
Applying for OSAP: Part-time Students
Step 1: Apply Online
- Apply online each semester within 30 days of study period.
Step 2: Print, Sign, and Submit Supporting Documents
- After submitting your application online, you must print and sign your, and your spouse's (if required), Declaration and Signature pages.
- Submit the Declaration and Signature pages along with any required supporting documents to Student Financial Services, 3rd floor UC.
- For example, in most cases 'required supporting documents' may include a copy of your most current pay stub, a copy of your CRA Notice of Assessment or $6,200 survival letter.
Step 3: Check Status and Respond
- Check your loan status by logging into your account on the OSAP website
- Please allow a minimum of 10 Buisness days for your loan to be assessed.
OSAP for the Summer Semester
Financial assistance is available from OSAP for students taking 1.5-2.5 credits, or 1.0 credit or more for students with disabilities, to study at the University of Guelph for the Summer 2013 semester.
An application form is required. Students that have received OSAP for the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 semesters of the current year can complete a OSAP Summer Extension Form [pdf] for continued financial aid through OSAP. The form is also available from Student Financial Services, 3rd Floor, University Centre. We must receive this form by March 29th, 2013 to have OSAP available the week of May 09th, 2013.
Students applying for OSAP for the first time for the 2012-2013 application year should apply for OSAP on-line at the OSAP website.