Apply for OSAP as early as possible
The OSAP funding year starts each September. You must start a new OSAP application for each new school year. Your OSAP application must match your academic year. For example, if you will be studying full time for fall & winter, then you will start a fall/winter application.
Typically, the new OSAP application is available on the OSAP website by April or May each year for the upcoming fall semester. We recommend that you fully complete your OSAP application at least 8 weeks before the start of your study term. This will help ensure that your funding is processed in time for the payment deadline and for the start of your school year.
Your signature pages and all supporting documents can be submitted online through your OSAP account. Your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) can also be completed online. Refer to these instructions for completing the MSFAA.
You should check the status of your application on the OSAP website to confirm that all documents have been submitted and processed.
These dates are important. It is your responsibility to complete your OSAP applications promptly, and submit any required paperwork on time.
|Fall/Winter||Fall Only||Winter Only||Summer 2020|
|Semester dates||Sept 10, 2020 - April 27, 2021||Sept 10, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020||Jan 11, 2021 - April 27, 2021||May 7, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020|
|Start Applying for OSAP||May, 2020||May, 2020||Oct, 2020*||March, 2020*|
|Last day to apply||Feb 26, 2021||Oct 19, 2020||Feb 26, 2021||June 15 (for Aug 14 end date)|
|Deadline for Signature Pages and Supporting Documents||March 18, 2021||Nov 8, 2020||March 18, 2021||July 25, 2020|
|Last day to appeal/review||March 18, 2021||Nov 8, 2020||March 18, 2021||July 25, 2020|
DVM students, please note: your OSAP dates and deadlines will differ from those in the above table. Please contact the Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
OSAP Part-time Application Deadlines (less than 50% course load**)
|Summer 2020||July 5, 2020 (for Aug 14 end date)
Deadline for supporting documents is July 25, 2020
|Fall 2020||November 8, 2020|
|Winter 2021||March 18, 2021|
*If you have a full-time OSAP application for the current year and wish to add a term, in which you will be registered in a minimum of 1.5 credits** (or 1.0 credits** or more for students with a permanent disability), please contact the Financial Aid office at email@example.com or complete the Summer OSAP Extension Form if you'd like to add the summer semester. A term may be added to your existing OSAP application; you should not start a new application.
**When calculating course load for OSAP purposes, Co-op work term credits are not included.