Graduate students in a full-time program, regardless of their course load, must apply for Full-Time OSAP.
Graduate students in a part-time program, regardless of their course load, must apply for Part-Time OSAP.
*Please note: Graduate students in the following programs will have their OSAP file adjusted to reflect the number of courses taken per term, as these programs bill tuition based on billing unit (rather than a tuition flat rate):
- Masters of Business Administration programs;
- Masters of Nursing programs;
- Masters of Computer Networks (Engineering); and
- Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Please visit our Full-Time OSAP and Part-Time OSAP websites for more information.
Full-Time OSAP Graduate Students:
As a graduate student, your Full-Time OSAP is assessed for the full year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer), but is released in two installments - September and January. When you receive your OSAP, plan to set funds aside to cover your Spring/Summer tuition fees (due in May).
Keep in mind that your OSAP entitlement is based on your income information, so if you receive graduate funding throughout the year, your assessment may change. If your OSAP does change, for any reason, you will receive notification through the OSAP system.
If you are being assessed for OSAP for Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer and you know ahead of time that you do not plan to attend for the full academic year, please contact our office so we can update your file for you.
Part-Time OSAP Graduate Students:
Graduate students receiving Part-Time OSAP must submit an OSAP application for each semester you are part-time (i.e. a separate application for Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer semesters) in order to be assessed for funding.
Ineligible Graduate Programs:
Please note that Ryerson's Professional Master's Diplomas and Building Science (PhD) are not eligible for OSAP funding or continuation of interest-free status.