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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.

The Student Financial Assistance virtual office will be closed from May 10 to 14, 2021 to focus on spring/summer OSAP processing and getting funding out to students as quickly as possible. If you applied for spring/summer OSAP and are looking for a status update, please monitor your OSAP account., external link, opens in new window Thank you for your understanding.

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. 

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 two to three 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, May 3, 2021, we are working on documents submitted on the following dates:

Document Type 2020-2021 Processing Date
Academic Progress

April 24

Family Breakdown Review

April 25

Full-Time Supporting Documents

April 14

Reviews and Appeals

April 24

Full-Time Signature Pages

April 26

Part-Time Signature Pages

April 17

Part-Time Supporting Documents

April 17

Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS)

April 29

News and Important Updates

OSAP for Spring/Summer 2021

Thinking of taking courses during the spring/summer 2021 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.

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: 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.