The OSAP Access Number (OAN) is a randomly generated nine-digit number. It is unique identifier that is assigned specifically to you for OSAP purposes only. Your OAN is tied to your Social Insurance Number.
There are two ways for an OAN to be assigned:
- When you register on this website, you are immediately provided your OAN. Write it down as you will need it for future website access.
- By submitting a paper application for OSAP funding (e.g., OSAP for Full-Time Students, OSAP for Part-Time Students, 30% Off Ontario Tuition), an OAN will be assigned to you (if you don’t already have one.) You will have to retrieve your OAN as well as obtain a temporary password using the instructions provided in the next two sections.