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OSAP Important Dates and Deadlines

Due to COVID-19 safety measures, OSAP documents submitted by mail may experience delays in being received by Ryerson University’s Student Financial Assistance Department. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the time the document(s) was mailed to be received by our office. Additional document processing time is required after the document(s) has been received.

It is encouraged that all OSAP documentation be uploaded via your OSAP application on the OSAP website, external link, opens in new window to avoid possible delays. To learn more about uploading your OSAP documents, please visit the AskRyerson Portal, external link.

Documents that are not received before the deadlines listed below will not be processed.

2020-2021

To see a complete timeline of all significant dates and deadlines for full-time and part-time OSAP, please visit the OSAP website's How To Apply guide, external link, opens in new window.

The deadline to submit a brand new full-time OSAP application is prior to 60 days before the end of your study period. The deadline to submit a brand new part-time OSAP application is prior to 40 days before the end of your study period.

The deadline to submit documents for both full- and part-time OSAP applications is prior to 40 days before the end of your study period. You can find your study period end date on the Ryerson Undergraduate Calendar. You can confirm your deadline dates by using this calendar calculator, external link, opens in new window.

Please review the deadline dates below depending on your career (undergraduate, graduate, Chang School/continuing education, or Law):

Full-Time OSAP

October 20, 2020 Deadline to submit a Full-Time OSAP application for fall-only funding.
November 9, 2020 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for fall-only funding.
March 2, 2021 Deadline to submit a Full-Time OSAP application for fall/winter and winter-only funding.
March 22, 2021 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for fall/winter and winter-only funding.

Note: If you are returning to full-time studies in the spring/summer and received full-time OSAP in the fall and/or winter terms, please submit a Spring/Summer OSAP Extension Request, not a brand-new OSAP application. For spring/summer OSAP deadlines, please visit our Spring/Summer OSAP page.

October 20, 2020 Deadline to submit a Full-Time OSAP application for fall-only funding.
November 9, 2020 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for fall-only funding.
February 16, 2021 Deadline to submit a full-time OSAP application for fall/winter and winter-only funding.
March 8, 2021 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for fall/winter and winter-only funding.

Note: If you are returning to full-time studies in the spring/summer and received full-time OSAP in the fall and/or winter terms, please submit a Spring/Summer OSAP Extension Request, not a brand-new OSAP application. For spring/summer OSAP deadlines, please visit our Spring/Summer OSAP page.

October 20, 2020 Deadline to submit a Full-Time OSAP application for fall-only funding.
November 9, 2020 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for fall-only funding.
March 2, 2021 Deadline to submit a Full-Time OSAP application for fall/winter and winter-only funding.
March 22, 2021 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for fall/winter and winter-only funding.
June 15, 2021 Deadline to submit a Full-Time OSAP application for the full academic year (fall, winter and spring/summer).
July 5, 2021 Deadline to submit required documents and reviews/appeals for OSAP applications for the full academic year (fall, winter and spring/summer).

Part-Time OSAP

November 9, 2020 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for fall funding.
March 22, 2021 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for winter funding.

For spring/summer OSAP deadlines, please visit our Spring/Summer OSAP page.

November 9, 2020 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for fall funding.
March 8, 2021 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for winter funding.

For spring/summer OSAP deadlines, please visit our Spring/Summer OSAP page.

November 9, 2020 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for fall funding.
March 22, 2021 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for winter funding.
July 5, 2021 Deadline to submit a Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documents for spring/summer funding.

For spring/summer OSAP deadlines, please visit our Spring/Summer OSAP page.

Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS)

To apply for continuation of interest-free status (CIFS), please log in to your OSAP account, external link and submit your application. Note that you must be registered in a full-time course load to be eligible for CIFS and you must submit a CIFS 21 days before your study period end date.

November 28, 2020 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the fall term.
April 10, 2021 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the winter term.
November 28, 2020 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the fall term.
March 27, 2021 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the winter term.
November 28, 2020 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the fall term.
April 10, 2021 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the winter term.
July 24, 2021 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the spring/summer term.
December 10, 2020 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the fall term.
April 9, 2021 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the winter term.
August 10, 2021 Deadline to submit a CIFS application for the spring/summer term.