Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Compulsory Fees

Compulsory fees are generally those fees charged at your postsecondary school for education-related costs such as:

  • co-op fees
  • student activity fees
  • athletic fees
  • health services
  • student union fees
  • laboratory fees
  • field placement
  • technology (excluding computer purchase or lease fees)
  • professional fees

OSAP does not consider the compulsory following fees when determining the amount of your aid:

  • confirmation fees
  • parking
  • late registration fees
  • convocation/graduate fees
  • appeal fees
  • fees for duplicate diplomas, ID cards, and/or fee receipts
  • transcript fees
  • special tests and/or exam fees (these costs may be allowed under professional/exam fees)
  • local public transportation fees