As a component of the OSAP Application for Part-Time Students, the Ontario Part-Time Grant provides provides grant aid to eligible part-time low-income students to help them with their costs of education.
Amount of Aid
Up to $500 for each academic year.
Who Can Get This Aid
Students who are taking between 20 and 59 percent of a full course load and who apply and qualify for OSAP for Part-Time Students may get this aid. In addition, to qualify for this grant, students must not be in receipt of the Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Studies (CSG-PT) or be in receipt of less than $500 in CSG-PT for the current academic year.
How to Apply.
Use the 2011-2012 OSAP Application for Part-Time Students. This application is available online and in paper formats..
The deadline that your financial aid office must receive your completed application and all required documents is based on the length of your study period:
- Study periods that are up to 20 weeks long: the deadline to apply is no later than 6 weeks prior to the end of your study period.
- Study Periods that are 21 weeks or longer: the deadline to apply is no later than 90 days prior to the end of your study period.
Documents You Need to Provide
You are required to print, sign and submit a declaration and signature page indicating that you have read and understood your rights and obligations. Your spouse (if applicable) will also have to sign their own declaration and signature page. If your funding application is for any school other than an Ontario public university or college, you must also print an OSAP for Part-Time Students Program Information Form. All of these documents are available to you once you submit your online part-time application.
You will also be required to provide documents to support the information that you provide on your application. When you complete an online application, the documentation that you must provide will be listed. All documentation must be received before OSAP can calculate your aid.
For details on how and when to provide the documents, go to Submitting your Application.
Information Your School Needs to Provide
Your school must provide information about your program and study period costs (e.g. tuition, books and equipment).
- If you are attending an Ontario public college or university, your financial aid office will provide your program and study period costs to the ministry electronically after you submit your application.
- If you are not attending an Ontario public college or university, you must print an OSAP for Part-Time Students Program Information form that you must send to your school for completion. This personalized program information form will be available for you to print from this website as soon as you submit your application. If you applied using the paper application, this form is included with your application.
What Happens After You Apply
Your required documentation will be reviewed by your financial aid office. Once all required documents have been provided, your eligibility for each type of aid associated with your application will be determined. In the case of the OSAP Application for Part-Time Students, you will be considered for the following aid programs:
Once your eligibility has been determined, you will receive notification from the ministry telling you the amount of your part-time funding from each of the aid programs listed above.
How to Check the Status of Your Application and the Amount of Your Aid
- Information about your application is available on this website.
- Contact your financial aid office if you have any questions regarding the status of your application
What Needs To Be Done Before You Can Get Your Aid
You must provide proof of your identity before any aid documents will be released to you.
Your identity will be verified before any form of OSAP funding (i.e., loan/grant funding certificates and/or grant cheques) will be given to you.
- If you are attending a school located in Canada, your financial aid office will be reviewing the documents that you provide to confirm your identity.
- If you are attending a school located outside of Canada, you will be providing documentation as part of your application that will be used to verify your identity. The type of documentation will be outlined to you as part of your application process.
How You Get Your Aid
The Ontario Part-Time Grant is paid by cheque. Your cheque will be sent to your financial aid office.
When You Get Your Aid
You will receive your Ontario Part-Time Grant 3 to 4 weeks after your part-time loan funding certificate has been released to you.
How To Stay Eligible For Future Aid
You must successfully complete all of the courses that you received aid for in order to remain eligible for future aid consideration; otherwise, you will have to successfully complete one semester of self-funded studies before you can be considered for this grant in the future.