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IMPORTANT: The OSAP department will not be available in the ServiceHub for in-person consultation, or phone consultation, on Friday, October 12, 2018 and Friday, October 19, 2018. These days will be reserved for processing supporting documentation to get funding out to you as soon as possible! We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate 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 4-7 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 October 9, 2018:

Document Type Processing Date
Academic Progress
August 20, 2018
Family Breakdown Review
September 11, 2018
Full-Time Supporting Documents August 15, 2018
Reviews and Appeals August 14, 2018
Full-Time Signature Pages August 22, 2018
Part-Time Signature Pages August 24, 2018
Part-Time Supporting Documents August 24, 2018

News & Important Updates

OSAP 2018-2019

Applying for OSAP for the 2018-2019 school year? Log into your OSAP account to create your brand new 2018/2019 OSAP application and apply today! You can find more information on our OSAP page, including important 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 Closures

On Wednesdays 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, Thursday, or Friday – we’ll be there to meet with you during the usual in-person hours.

Ryerson Commuter Bursary

Do you commute to school? Could you use a little extra money? Apply now for the Ryerson Commuter Bursary.