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IMPORTANT: The OSAP department will not be available in the ServiceHub for in-person consultation, or phone consultation, on Wednesdays and Fridays. These days will be reserved for processing supporting documentation to get funding out to you as soon as possible! You are welcome to contact the ServiceHub on Wednesdays and Fridays to have your general OSAP questions answered. We apologize for the inconvenience and greatly 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. 

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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, January 14, 2019:

Document Type Processing Date
Academic Progress
January 6, 2019
Family Breakdown Review
January 11, 2019
Full-Time Supporting Documents January 7, 2019
Reviews and Appeals January 11, 2019
Full-Time Signature Pages December 20, 2018
Part-Time Signature Pages January 4, 2019
Part-Time Supporting Documents December 31, 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 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.

Ryerson Commuter Bursary

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