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.

This is an important process and is your responsibility to complete promptly.

Procedure Fall/Winter Fall Only Winter Only Summer Only
Start Applying for OSAP May, 2014 May, 2014 Oct, 2014* March, 2015*
Last day to apply Feb 16, 2015 Oct 13, 2014 Feb 16, 2015 TBA
Deadline for Signature Pages and Supporting Documents Mar 08, 2015 Nov 02, 2014 Mar 08, 2015 TBA
Last day to appeal/review Mar 08, 2015 Nov 02, 2014 Mar 08, 2015 TBA
OTG-only application deadline Mar 01, 2015 Nov 02, 2014 Mar 01, 2015 TBA
Deadline for OTG-only Signature Pages and Supporting Documents Mar 31, 2015 Nov 02, 2014 Mar 31, 2015 TBA

OSAP Part-time Application Deadlines (40% or less course load)

Summer 2014 Only July 04, 2014
Fall 2014 Only October 31, 2014
Winter 2015 Only March 06, 2015

*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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