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.
|Procedure||Fall/Winter||Fall Only||Winter Only||Summer Only|
|Start Applying for OSAP||May, 2016||May, 2016||Oct, 2016*||March, 2017*|
|Last day to apply||Feb 23, 2017||Oct 17, 2016||Feb 23, 2017||June 20 (for Aug 19 end date)|
|Deadline for Signature Pages and Supporting Documents||Mar 15, 2017||Nov 6, 2016||Mar 15, 2017||July 10, 2016|
|Last day to appeal/review||Mar 15, 2017||Nov 6, 2016||Mar 15, 2017||July 10, 2016|
|OTG-only application deadline||Feb 23, 2017||Oct 17, 2016||Feb 23, 2017||June 20, 2016|
|Deadline for OTG-only Signature Pages and Supporting Documents||Mar 15, 2017||Nov 6, 2016||Mar 15, 2017||July 10, 2016|
OSAP Part-time Application Deadlines (40% or less course load)
|Fall 2016||November 4, 2016|
|Winter 2017||March 13, 2017|
|Summer 2016||July 08, 2016 (for Aug 19 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A term may be added to your existing OSAP application; you should not start a new application.