New User Registration

OSAP User Agreement

In order to apply online for funding consideration from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), you must first register as a new user to this website. When you register, you will be providing basic personal information about yourself that will be used to start your personal profile. This information includes your name, birthdate, gender, identification numbers and contact information. You will also create your access credentials that you will use for future access to this website.

Once you provide the necessary information, your OSAP Access Number (OAN) will be generated. Your OAN will be your user id for this website. You will use your OAN, along with the password that you created, to access this website in the future.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (ministry) and other organizations involved in the administration of OSAP will use and disclose your personal information to administer OSAP under the authority of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, Regulations 774 and 775 and O. Regs. 268/01 and 118/07. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information you can contact the Director, Student Financial Assistance Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, PO Box 4500, 189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6G9 or call (807) 343-7260.

In order to proceed with this registration process, you must read and consent to the indirect collection and disclosure of your personal information as well as the terms and conditions presented.

Consent to Indirect Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

I agree that:

  • The ministry can disclose my Social Insurance Number, name, date of birth, and gender to Employment and Social Development Canada to verify that the personal information I have provided matches the personal information contained in the Social Insurance Register. This verification is solely for the purpose of confirming the accuracy of my identification in the context of the creation or the subsequent update to my personal profile.
  • The information contained within my personal profile will be used as part of any OSAP application(s) that I submit.
  • As I provide additional personal information in connection with an OSAP application, the information may be added to my personal profile. Any subsequent OSAP application(s) that I may submit would then draw from my updated personal profile.
  • The ministry or one of its authorized users such as financial aid office staff at a postsecondary school will have access to the information contained within my personal profile, including the ability to change information based on direction that I provide (e.g., submitting a paper application with updated information).

Terms and Conditions

I agree that:

  • I am responsible for updating my personal profile information (e.g., address change) or indicating that a change of existing information (e.g., name change) is required on this website or alternatively, by requesting the change in writing to either the ministry or one of its authorized agents.
  • I may be asked to provide documentation to the ministry or one of its authorized agents to support specific changes to information contained within my personal profile (e.g., name change).