OSAP Dates & Deadlines

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 November each year for the following academic year (i.e. you can apply about 9 months in advance of the 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 2018
Semester dates Sept 7, 2017- April 20, 2018 Sept 7, 2017- Dec 15, 2017 Jan 8, 2018- April 20, 2018 May 10, 2018- Aug 17, 2018
Start Applying for OSAP May, 2017 May, 2017 Oct, 2017* March, 2018*
Last day to apply Feb 19, 2018 Oct 16, 2017 Feb 19, 2018 June 18 (for Aug 17 end date)
Deadline for Signature Pages and Supporting Documents Mar 11, 2018 Nov 5, 2017 Mar 11, 2018 July 8, 2018
Last day to appeal/review Mar 11, 2018 Nov 5, 2017 Mar 11, 2018 July 8, 2018

OSAP Part-time Application Deadlines (less than 50% course load)

Semester Deadline Date
Fall 2017 November 3, 2017
Winter 2017 March 9, 2018
Summer 2018 July 6, 2018 (for Aug 17 end date)

*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 fininfo@uoguelph.ca 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.

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