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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 ask.ryerson.ca - 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 Friday, May 22, 2020 for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Document Type Processing Date
Academic Progress
May 4
Family Breakdown Review
May 22
Full-Time Supporting Documents May 2
Reviews and Appeals May 13
Full-Time Signature Pages May 22
Part-Time Signature Pages May 4
Part-Time Supporting Documents May 3
Spring/Summer Extension Review May 4

News & Important Updates

Financial Assistance Supports in Response To COVID-19

For information about financial assistance available to Ryerson students in response to COVID-19, please visit the Ryerson COVID-19 Information and Updates website.

In addition, numerous financial assistance programs have been created by the Ontario Provincial and Canadian Federal governments. Please review the COVID-19 Federal and Provincial Economic Response Plan summary we have created to help you navigate the different financial support programs available.

OSAP for Spring/Summer 2020

Thinking of taking courses during the Spring/Summer 2020 semester? You may be eligible to apply for OSAP! Visit our Spring/Summer OSAP page 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.