The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Ontario's provincially assisted universities and colleges are partnering to support access to postsecondary education.
In March of 2006, the Ministry ended a two-year tuition freeze and announced a new Tuition Framework. Postsecondary institutions are now required to participate in the Student Access Guarantee (SAG) that states:
- No qualified Ontario student should be prevented from attending Ontario's public colleges and universities due to lack of financial support programs.
- Students in need should have access to the resources they need for their tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies fees.
The SAG is meant to cover any unmet need between the student’s OSAP funding and their educational expenses. There is no application for the Student Access Guarantee. All full-time undergraduate and graduate OSAP students will be considered however, not all OSAP recipients will receive a SAG grant. Continuing education and part-time students do not qualify for this program.
All other eligibility requirements remain the same as those that apply to students making a full-time OSAP application. For a list of these eligibility requirements please visit OSAP Government Student Aid Full-Time.
Notification: December 16, 2016
Undergraduate Installments: December 16, 2016 and February 17, 2017
Graduate Installments: December 16, 2016; February 17, 2017 and May 19, 2017
All installments are subject to the student’s continued eligibility.
Scholarships and/or Career Boost earnings earned between disbursement periods will directly reduce awards amounts.
Students who are suspended or required to withdraw would not be eligible for any outstanding bursary installments.