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Alert: Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Ryerson University will be shifting to an essential services model on our campus. To view information about this and other important school-wide updates, please visit the Ryerson COVID-19 page.

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, external link - a great tool for instant answers, 24 hours a day. 

Webinar: Funding Your Education, Budgeting and Money Saving Tips

 November 24, 2020
 12 - 1 p.m.

Are you a current student looking for information on government financial assistance, scholarships, bursaries and awards? Want to know how to create a budget and save money while in school? Sign-up for our webinar on November 24, 12 - 1 p.m. with Student Financial Assistance and Awards to learn more about the resources available and how to access them, and ask your questions live.

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OSAP Document Processing Time

When you upload documents to your OSAP portal, the Student Financial Assistance team needs to review them before your application can process. OSAP document processing time varies depending on the type of document. Please note it takes approximately three to six weeks from your date of submission to process OSAP documents, with slightly longer than normal processing times during peak periods (September, January, May).

For Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS) applications submitted online, please allow 2 to 3 weeks from your date of submission for processing.

Once your documents have been reviewed, you will receive a status update through your OSAP message centre.

As of Monday, October 19, 2020, we are working on documents submitted on the following dates:

Document Type 2020-2021 Processing Date
Academic Progress
September 14
Family Breakdown Review
September 11
Full-Time Supporting Documents September 14
Reviews and Appeals September 14
Full-Time Signature Pages September 15
Part-Time Signature Pages September 15
Part-Time Supporting Documents September 14
Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS) October 15

News and Important Updates

Financing Your Education

Investing in your education is one of the most rewarding, but costly investments you can make. It is important to be aware of ways to financially prepare yourself to be able to afford school costs, but also budgeting for other costs like commuting or going out with your friends. To learn more, please visit our Financing Your Education web page.

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 Forms, Appeals & 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 web pages for more opportunities to receive financial assistance.