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OSAP for part-time students

In this section you can learn everything you need to know about OSAP for part-time students, from eligibility and application requirements to how you will receive your OSAP aid.


OSAP is open to any Ontario resident who is a:

  • Canadian citizen
  • permanent resident
  • protected person

When determining if you're eligible, the government considers:

  • academic progress
  • course load (full- or part-time)
  • education expenses
  • the school you attend/will attend (a school needs to be approved for OSAP)
  • program of study
  • study period
  • you and your family’s financial contribution
  • your status (e.g. married or a dependant student)

Apply early. You can apply before you are accepted to your program. But remember, there are deadlines. The online applications will include all of the OSAP deadlines.

  • Part-time application deadline: Submit your OSAP application no later than six weeks before the end of your study period.
  • Supporting documentation deadline: The Student Awards and Financial Aid office must receive your supporting documents (e.g. signature pages, declaration pages, etc.) no later than six weeks before the end of your study period.
  • Review deadline: The Student Awards and Financial Aid office must receive any review request no later than six weeks before the end of your study period.

It's important to be accurate. Any changes you need to make after you submit your application must be done in person at UOIT’s Financial Aid office.

Step 1: Apply
Follow these steps to apply online.

  1. Go to the OSAP application website.
  2. Login or register for an OSAP Access Number (OAN) and password.
  3. Select the correct academic year.
  4. Select the part-time student application.
  5. Fill out the application.
  6. Submit the application online.

Step 2: Gather all supporting documents

  1. Print your personalized forms such as your declaration and signature page (if needed). Sign and date the form(s).
  2. Print the declaration and signature page for your  spouse (if needed). Have them sign and date the form(s).
  3. Gather any other supporting documents if needed (e.g. an affidavit).
  4. Mail or deliver in-person the documents to the Student Awards and Financial Aid office.

You can ask OSAP to mail your declaration pages to you, but it’s faster to print them yourself.

Online
When a change is made, it takes about 24 hours to update your status online.
You can get an email reminder to let you know:

  • a change has been made
  • information is incomplete
  • how much money you’ve qualified for
  • how and when you will get your money

Paper
If you requested paper notifications from OSAP, it could take a few weeks to reach you — online is faster. To change your preference for OSAP notifications, login and update your profile information by selecting Email and Correspondence Options on the left navigation bar.

Smartphone
You can check the status of your OSAP application on your smartphone.

You will be given two documents from the Student Awards and Financial Aid office to get your money:

  • a part-time loan agreement form
  • your part-time funding certificate

You need to:

  • Read the terms and conditions.
  • Complete the two forms.
  • Sign and date them.
  • Bring the documents to a designated Canada Post outlet where you must show two pieces of valid identification:
    • A Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or government document with your SIN number on it.
    • A government-issued photo ID.
  • The Canada Post outlet will send your certificate and loan agreement to the National Student Loans Service Centre.
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