Skip to main content

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 Friday, February 7, 2020:

Document Type Processing Date
Academic Progress
February 6
Family Breakdown Review
February 7
Full-Time Supporting Documents February 4
Reviews and Appeals February 4
Full-Time Signature Pages February 7
Part-Time Signature Pages February 7
Part-Time Supporting Documents February 1

News & Important Updates

Ontario First Generation Bursary - Apply Today!

Are you the first person in your family to participate in post-secondary studies? You may be eligible for the Ontario First Generation Bursary! Please visit AwardSpring and complete an AwardSpring profile to be considered. The application closes on Monday, February 17, 2020.

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.