Students with a permanent disability or a persistent or prolonged disability (see definitions) are eligible for full-time OSAP funding when taking a minimum 40%** course load (1.0** academic credit per semester). Students taking a 60%** load, or more, must apply for full-time OSAP funding. However, students taking a 40%** course load have a choice of taking full-time or part-time OSAP funding. Under the full-time program, students are allowed full living costs, and funding for tuition, fees and books. The part-time OSAP program also provides funding for tuition, fees and books, but provides no living allowance.
**When calculating course load for OSAP purposes, co-op work term credits are not included.
Students with a permanent disability or a persistent or prolonged disability should register with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office. New students may contact the SAS office before beginning their studies. Students who indicate 'permanent disability or persistent or prolonged disability' on their OSAP profile will need to submit an OSAP Disability Verification form to the Student Financial Services office or by upload through their OSAP account.
Read about bursaries and scholarships for students with a disability.
If you have any questions, please see our contact information for details on contacting Student Financial Services. For more in-depth information, you may also or arrange an appointment with a Financial Aid Counsellor.