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OSAP Forms, Appeals & Reviews

If you’re looking for forms related to OSAP, you’ll find them here.

Many forms are in PDF format and can be completed on screen. To download the file:

  1. Right-click on the link and select ‘Save link as…’. 
  2. Save the link to your desktop. 
  3. Open your Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have it, you can download it for free on the Adobe website, external link, opens in new window
  4. From the file menu of Acrobat, select ‘Open’ and navigate to the file you just saved.
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Unsure how to complete fillable PDF forms? Check out this handy Ryerson web page on how to complete fillable forms. Don’t forget to be mindful of important dates and deadlines for OSAP document submission.


If you are looking to apply for OSAP, you can do that online on the OSAP website, external link, opens in new window.

If you need to submit OSAP forms to complete your application, log in to your OSAP application, external link, opens in new window. On your Required Documents page, click on the view documents & print/upload button. From there, you will be directed to download, scan and upload supporting documents for your OSAP file.

You can also access all OSAP forms on the OSAP Forms website, external link, opens in new window. Below, we have consolidated a list of commonly accessed OSAP forms.

We also have some Ryerson-specific forms below that are not available on the OSAP website, which can be found below:

Form Use this form if...

google formOSAP Application Update Request: Online to in-person delivery, external link, opens in new window

You selected that you will be taking your courses online on your OSAP application, but now you are taking at least one course or more, in-person for the fall 2021 term.

PDF fileDisability Verification Form, external link, opens in new window

To be considered for the Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and/or the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE).

Family Breakdown Review OSAP expects dependent students to provide parental information on their application. If parental information is unavailable because of a break in contact or estrangement, a Family Breakdown Review can be considered. You must demonstrate that a serious and permanent breakdown of the family relationship has occurred.
google formIncome and Asset Update Form, external link, opens in new window
Complete this form if you need to update any of the income or asset amounts on your OSAP application. To access this Google form, you must use your Ryerson email.
PDF fileOSAP: Studies at Another Institution You are taking the majority of your courses at Ryerson and additional courses at another institution on a Letter of Permission.

Part-Time OSAP Academic Progress Letter

You were placed on OSAP academic progress through full-time OSAP, and are now applying for part-time OSAP as a result. 

Part-Time OSAP Zero Income Attestation

You have applied for part-time OSAP and indicated that you did not file Canadian taxes for the previous taxation year and did not earn any income in Canada during the previous taxation year

PDF fileSchedule 2 (Interest Free Status Application for students with part-time OSAP), external link, opens in new window

Complete this form to maintain interest-free status on your previous OSAP part-time student loans. You must be registered in a part-time course load in order to maintain interest-free status through Schedule 2.

Appeals and Reviews

If you are not receiving enough OSAP funding, you might be eligible for an OSAP Review. Students may request that their OSAP eligibility be reviewed if they have a special situation which is not recognized in the standard OSAP assessment of financial need. Below are examples of common OSAP Appeals and Reviews.

Form Use this form if...
PDF fileAdjust Living Allowance, external link, opens in new window

If you are:

  • Not living with your parent(s)’ even though they live within 30km of Ryerson.
  • Living with your parent(s) and paying room and board.
  • Married, but not living with your spouse during the study period due to location.

You might be eligible for an adjustment to your living allowance.

PDF fileAdjust Local Travel in Study Period, external link, opens in new window If you have additional local travel costs during your study period—we might be able to reassess your OSAP.
PDF fileCredit Check Review Form, external link, opens in new window If you have failed the credit check, to have the decision reviewed.
PDF fileExceptional Circumstances Review, external link, opens in new window
If you have an OSAP overpayment, an OSAP overpayment restriction and/or your OSAP grants have been, or will be, converted into a loan due to dropping courses or withdrawing from your studies. This review is for full-time OSAP recipients only.
Personal Circumstances Review If you were unable to meet academic progress as a result of personal circumstances beyond your control (e.g. medical condition, disability, family crisis), you may be able to appeal your OSAP academic progress standing by submitting a Personal Circumstances Review.
PDF fileRequest to Use Parent(s)' Estimated Income, external link, opens in new window If your parent(s)’ income changed substantially since 2020—you might be able to have your OSAP based on their estimated income for 2021.
PDF fileRequest to Use Spouse's Estimated Income, external link If your spouse’s income changed substantially since 2020—you might be able to have your OSAP based on their estimated income for 2021.

Note: OSAP reviews must be submitted 40 days before the end of your study period. For a complete list of deadline dates at Ryerson University, visit the OSAP Important Dates and Deadlines page. Although we can review a number of items, there are a few situations that do not qualify for review, including:

  • If you've received maximum OSAP
  • Your parent(s) arbitrarily refuse to contribute to your education-related costs
  • Your citizenship status
  • Independent status criteria 
  • Deadline dates
  • Funding distribution

If you have extenuating circumstances not covered by these reviews, our team is available to meet with students and discuss other options via the ServiceHub. These options may include other financial supports such as scholarship and bursary opportunities and campus employment opportunities. For in-person visits, remember to bring a piece of government-issued ID so we can access your file.