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 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 2019
Semester dates Sept 6, 2018 - April 22, 2019 Sept 6, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018 Jan 7, 2019 - April 22, 2019 May 9, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Start Applying for OSAP May, 2018 May, 2018 Oct, 2018* March, 2019*
Last day to apply Feb 21, 2019 Oct 15, 2018 Feb 21, 2019 June 17 (for Aug 16 end date)
Deadline for Signature Pages and Supporting Documents March 13, 2019 Nov 4, 2018 March 13, 2019 July 7, 2019
Last day to appeal/review March 13, 2019 Nov 4, 2018 March 13, 2019 July 7, 2019

DVM students, please note: your OSAP dates and deadlines will differ from those in the above table. Please contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@uoguelph.ca for more information.

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

Semester Deadline Date
Fall 2018 November 2, 2018
Winter 2019 March 11, 2019
Summer 2019 July 5, 2019 (for Aug 16 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 finaid@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.

**When calculating course load for OSAP purposes, Co-op work term credits are not included.