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 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 finaid@uoguelph.ca for more information.

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

Semester Deadline Date
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 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.