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 web site in late April or early May each year. We recommend that you apply for OSAP when the new application becomes available, and no later than eight weeks before the start of your study term.  This will help ensure that your student loan is processed in time for your payment deadlines and for the start of your school year.

Your signature pages and all supporting documents must be submitted to the University of Guelph, Student Financial Services, 3rd floor UC. Your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) must be taken, in person, to a designated postal outlet. A list of designated post offices is on the canlearn.ca web site.

Please ensure that you send in your signature pages, and take your MSFAA to a post office as soon as you have submitted your online OSAP application.

You should check the status of your application on the OSAP website to determine that all documents have been submitted and processed by the University of Guelph.

These dates are important. It is your responsibility to complete your OSAP applications promptly, and submit any required paperwork on time.



Fall Only

Winter Only

Summer 2017

Semester dates

Sept 7, 2017- April 20, 2018

Sept 7, 2017- Dec 15, 2017

Jan 8, 2018- April 20, 2018

May 11, 2017- Aug 18, 2017

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 19  (for Aug 18 end date)
Deadline for Signature Pages and Supporting Documents Mar 11, 2018 Nov 5, 2017 Mar 11, 2018 July 9, 2017
Last day to appeal/review Mar 11, 2018 Nov 5, 2017 Mar 11, 2018 July 9, 2017

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

Fall 2017 November 3, 2017
Winter 2017 March 9, 2018
Summer 2017 July 7, 2017 (for Aug 18 end date)

*If you have a full-time OSAP application for the current year, and wish to add a term, (for example, adding summer to a fall/winter application) please contact the Financial Aid office at fininfo@uoguelph.ca. A term may be added to your existing OSAP application; you should not start a new application.


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