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What Aid Programs Are Available?

OSAP offers many financial aid programs.

The full-time online application considers you for twelve different aid programs. There are several aid programs specifically for part-time students and for graduate students.

The eligibility rules for each program may change from one academic year to the next.

You can explore your options using the tools below.

More Information

 
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OSAP Aid Program List

List of all OSAP aid programs and how to apply.

 
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OSAP Aid Finder

A tool to help you decide which programs to check out.

 
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Aid Estimator

Estimate how much you may receive through OSAP grants and loans.

 Aid for Full-Time Students

If you're applying as a full-time student, you can find out which programs you're eligible for by fillling out an OSAP application. You can also check out the OSAP Aid Program List for additional scholarships and bursaries.

The online full-time application automatically considers you for the following OSAP programs:

 

 Aid for Part-Time Students

If you apply to OSAP for Part-Time Students, you'll automatically be considered for the following part-time aid programs:

Check out the OSAP Aid Program List for additional scholarships and bursaries.

 Aid for Graduate Students

As a graduate student you can apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program. Contact the Graduate Studies Office at eligible Ontario institutions for more information. You can also choose to apply to OSAP as a full-time student.

Check out the OSAP Aid Program List for additional scholarships and bursaries you may want to apply for.

 Aid for Aboriginal Students

If you're an Aboriginal student, in addition to applying for OSAP, you may wish to explore the following funding opportunities :

  • Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary, funded by the Government of Ontario, provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students with financial need. You must apply for this bursary through the Financial Aid Office at your college, university, or Aboriginal postsecondary institution.
  • Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP), funded by the Government of Canada, provides financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students who are enrolled in eligible postsecondary programs. For more information on the application process for this program, please contact your local band office.
  • Aboriginal Bursaries Website is a searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives for Aboriginal students across Canada. These awards are offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others.
  • Métis Student Bursary Program (MSBP) provides funding to Métis students enrolled in postsecondary education. You may apply for this funding through the Financial Aid Office, Aboriginal Student Liaison Centre or Student Support Services at your college or university.

Other companies, organizations and individuals may also provide funding opportunities for Aboriginal students.

Check out the OSAP Aid Program List for additional scholarships and bursaries you may want to apply for.