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Please note: The Student Financial Assistance advisors will not be available for in-person or phone consultation (via the ServiceHub)
from Tuesday, September 3 to Friday, September 6.

This week closure will be used to focus on processing OSAP files to get funding to students as fast as possible. The ServiceHub will be available to answer general OSAP inquiries during this time. Regular SFA service will resume Monday, September 9. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to Student Financial Assistance

Welcome to Student Financial Assistance! If you’re looking for information on government financial assistance, scholarships, bursaries, and awards - you’re in the right place. You can also find content on - a great tool for instant answers, 24 hours a day. 

  e.g. "Do I need to report scholarships on my OSAP?"

OSAP Document Processing Time

OSAP Document processing time varies depending on the type of document. Please note it takes approximately four to seven weeks to process documents from the time of submission, with slightly longer than normal processing times during peak periods (September, January, May).

Processing dates as of Monday, August 19, 2019:

Document Type Processing Date
Academic Progress
July 24
Family Breakdown Review
July 30
Full-Time Supporting Documents July 23
Reviews and Appeals July 15
Full-Time Signature Pages July 29
Part-Time Signature Pages August 9
Part-Time Supporting Documents July 14

News & Important Updates

OSAP Fall 2019/Winter 2020: Apply Today!

Are you attending Ryerson for the Fall 2019 and/or Winter 2020 term? You may be eligible to apply for OSAP! Please visit our OSAP webpage for more information on how to apply and deadline dates.

OSAP: You might be eligible for more!

The OSAP application uses a standard set of criteria to determine financial need, but your circumstances might be different. Check out our OSAP reviews page to see how we can take a closer look at your living arrangements, travel costs and more. If you have further questions, please get in touch or drop by the ServiceHub – we’re always happy to help!

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday Closures

On Wednesdays and Fridays we are unavailable at the ServiceHub, as we’re dedicating extra effort to behind-the-scenes processing to get OSAP out even faster. Come see us Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday – we’ll be there to meet with you during the usual in-person hours.

Additional Financial Assistance

Still looking for financial assistance beyond OSAP? Visit our Scholarships and Bursaries, as well as our Student Employment webpage for more opportunities to receive financial assistance.