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Spring/Summer OSAP

If you are planning to take courses during the spring or summer, you may be eligible for student loan and grant funding to assist with these costs.

If you have already received full time OSAP funding during the fall or winter at Ryerson, you don’t need to fill out a new application. Just complete our OSAP Extension Form, and we’ll update your file to indicate your new courses.

Your extension form must match your course registration in RAMSS in order for us to process your file. Please do not submit an extension form until you are committed to your course selection. Your extension form must be submitted at least 40 days before your earliest class end date.

In order to qualify for full time funding, you must meet minimum course load requirements:

Study Period Minimum Course Load
Spring Only 2 billing units, or
1 billing unit for students with a permanent disability
Summer Only 2 billing units, or
1 billing unit for students with a permanent disability
Spring and Summer 3 billing units, or
2 billing units for students with a permanent disability

If you haven’t received full time OSAP this year, you’ll need to complete a new OSAP application, available online at ontario.ca/OSAP. Please note that in order to be considered as full time under a new application, you must be enrolled full time for a minimum of 12 weeks. Check your course durations carefully, or visit us in the ServiceHub for assistance.

If you don’t meet the minimum full time course load requirements, you may be eligible for part time OSAP funding. Part time funding only looks at tuition and book costs, and does not provide assistance for living costs.

To apply, visit ontario.ca/OSAP and create a new part-time application. Follow the online instructions carefully – you will need to provide signatures and supporting documentation in order to complete your file.

OSAP limits the amount of debt you can accumulate each year. If you are enrolled in full time studies for two terms (for example, from September through April) your OSAP debt is normally capped at a maximum of $7,500 per year of study. See OSAP’s website on the Ontario Student Opportunity Grant (OSOG) for details.

If you take OSAP for a third term (like Spring /Summer) your maximum repayable OSAP debt rises to $11,250.

Remember, these are just the maximum numbers - your details will vary. Think carefully about your academic and financial plans, to make sure you are making the right trade offs.

If you need further information, please visit us in the ServiceHub, give us a call at 416-979-5036, or send us an email at finaid@ryerson.ca. We will be happy to help!