The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides loans and grants to help you come to university. If you’re taking 1.0 to 2.5 units a term, you can apply for Part-Time OSAP (1.0 to 1.5 units, if you have a disability). If you’re taking more courses than that, please apply for Full-Time OSAP.
When you apply for part-time OSAP, you’ll be considered for funding to help with your tuition, books, and fees - just make sure you have a plan to cover your living expenses.
Can I be full-time and part-time in the same year?
Yes! If you were, for example, taking 1.5 units in the Fall and 3.0 units in the Winter, you would submit two applications — one for Part-Time OSAP and one for Full-Time OSAP. If you have questions about the process, be sure to let us know.
For application deadlines, check out the Important Dates page.
At the end of your application, upload any required documents to your OSAP account.
Every student that applies for part-time OSAP is asked to submit proof of income. You will need to upload all four pages of your Notice of Assessment (NOA) provided by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) to meet this requirement. Your NOA should look something like this:
If you don't have a NOA, you can submit a Tax Return Information Form.
When your documents have been processed, your status will update online. It usually takes three to six weeks, with longer processing times at the start of term. Keep an eye on your OSAP Message Centre on your OSAP application - if we need anything else from you, we’ll be in touch.
When your paperwork has been processed, we’ll email you with an assessment and to let you know your loan is ready.
You can pick up your Part-Time OSAP loan certificate at the ServiceHub during regular business hours. When you come, you’ll need government issued photo ID and proof of your social insurance number (SIN).
Complete the direct deposit information on your loan certificate and take your documents to an authorized Canada Post office for processing. Ensure you bring government issued photo ID and proof of your Social Insurance Number (SIN).
Check your RAMSS account to make sure your OSAP shows up (if you asked for it to be sent to Ryerson) and to ensure your fees are paid by the deadline.
The 2019-2020 Part-Time OSAP application will be available in the spring of 2020.