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Student Financial Assistance

Welcome to Student Financial Assistance! If you’re looking for information on government financial aid programs such as OSAP, out-of-province student loans, and U.S. student loans, 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, July 19, 2021, we are working on documents submitted on the following dates:

Document Type 2020-2021 Processing Date 2021-2022 Processing Date
Academic Progress

July 17

July 6

Family Breakdown Review

July 17

July 6

Full-Time Supporting Documents

July 13

July 5

Reviews and Appeals

July 17

July 10

Full-Time Signature Pages

July 17

July 1

Part-Time Signature Pages

July 17

June 15

Part-Time Supporting Documents

June 25

June 21

Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS)

June 29

N/A

News and Important Updates

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday Closures

As we’re dedicating extra effort to behind-the-scenes processing to get OSAP and other government financial aid out even faster to students, the Student Financial Assistance team is unavailable on Wednesdays and Fridays via the ServiceHub. If you require our assistance, please touch base on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

OSAP for Fall/Winter

If you're an Ontario resident attending Ryerson, you may be eligible to apply for OSAP! To learn more about your OSAP options, please review our full-time OSAP and part-time OSAP web pages.

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. If you have made changes to your living arrangements, travel costs, and other circumstances, you may qualify for more funding. To learn more, check out our OSAP Forms, Appeals & Reviews web page.

Financing Your Education

Investing in your education is one of the most rewarding and costly investments you can make. Stay in control of your finances by planning your education expenses ahead, budgeting monthly, and managing your money effectively. To learn more, please visit our Financing Your Education web page.

Additional Financial Assistance

Still looking for financial assistance beyond OSAP? Browse our website to learn more about other opportunities, including Scholarships and Bursaries. If you're looking for campus jobs, visit our Student Employment web page.