- Where can I get financial aid information?
- What is OSAP?
- When should my son/daughter apply for OSAP?
- Is every student entitled to OSAP funding?
- Does my son/daughter have to apply for OSAP each year?
- How long does it take to process an OSAP application?
- If my son/daughter is denied assistance, will they always be denied?
- Our annual income is $X. Will my son/daughter qualify for OSAP?
- Does OSAP cover all expenses associated with post-secondary studies?
- What other types of financial assistance are available from UOIT?
- Can I have access to my son's/daughter's student account?
- Whom can I contact for more information?
Information about federal and provincial government financial assistance is available on the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) website. For information on UOIT's financial aid programs, visit the scholarships and bursaries section of this website.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a government program that provides financial aid to qualified Ontario students to help pay for education-related costs such as tuition, books, living costs and transportation. OSAP offers two kinds of aid:
- Grants that a student does not have to repay
- Loans that a student must repay
Students should apply on the OSAP website as soon as they have been accepted into a program and know they will be attending UOIT. We recommend applying four to six weeks before their program starts.
No. OSAP eligibility is based on financial need. The Ministry determines the level of financial need based on the information submitted in each student's OSAP application.
Yes. A student must submit a new OSAP application each new academic year.
The application process takes from four to six weeks. Students must:
- Submit their Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) to the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) in person through a designated Canada Post outlet.
- UOIT Student Awards and Financial Aid must process their signature pages and all supporting documents.
- The application must go through a Social Insurance Number, Ministry of Transportation and credit check.
No. OSAP applications are based on the information provided each year. Changes in the applicant's information (e.g., level of family income or student's earnings) will result in a change in the assessment of financial need. Therefore, we recommend students re-apply for OSAP each academic year.
It is not possible to predict OSAP eligibility based solely on parents' gross income levels. Many factors are considered including: number of dependents in the family, number of dependents living at home, etc. It is important to remember that there is an expected contribution from parental income. The best way to find out whether your son/daughter will qualify is to complete the online application.
No. OSAP is designed to supplement the expected contributions of students and parents.
- Financial counseling
- Financial literacy workshops
- University Works on-campus employment programs
We take your son's/daughter's privacy seriously. While we are happy to provide you with general information about our programs, specific information will not be discussed with a third party unless we have an Authorization to Release Student Information form, signed by your son/daughter. Visit our OSAP forms page to print an Authorization to Release Student Information form.
Contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at 905.721.3141 or by email:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Financial aid/OSAP inquiries)
- email@example.com (Student award inquiries)