When is the Deadline for OSAP Application 2023

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Application Deadline 2023

The 2024 online OSAP application IS open for full-time and part-time students. OSAP, or the Ontario Student Assistance Program, is a financial aid program funded by both the provincial and federal governments that helps you with the costs of postsecondary education. 

Funding through OSAP includes:

Grants – money that you don’t have to repay.
Loans – money that you will have to repay when you are finished school.
OSAP considers many different factors when determining how much financial assistance you may receive, including:

Your educational costs (tuition, fees, books, whether you are living away from home, travel costs, where you are studying, etc.).

The financial resources you have available to contribute towards your own postsecondary education (family income, savings, scholarships, etc.).

When to apply

Students in full-time programs:

Online applications: now available
Paper applications: Summer 2023

Students in part-time programs:

Online applications: now available
Paper applications: Summer 2023

Students in micro-credential programs:

Online applications: Summer 2023
Paper applications: Fall 2023

Before applying for OSAP, full-time applicants and students applying to micro-credential programs will be required to complete an interactive module with information about OSAP. Learn more about the information module.

Applying for previous academic years:

If you are applying for OSAP for the 2022–2023 academic year, the 2022–2023 OSAP applications for full-time, part-time, and micro-credential students are also available.

Returning to school

If you’re returning to school and received OSAP last year, you still have to fill out an OSAP application for this academic year.

How to apply

Here are the steps you need to take to apply for OSAP.

Register online for an OSAP account.

You’ll need your Social Insurance Number (SIN) to create your OSAP account.

Write down your OSAP Access Number and password. You’ll need these to login in the future.

Apply for OSAP.

It typically takes less than 15 minutes.

You can start your application and come back to it if you need extra time to complete it.

You’ll need:
  • info about your school and program
  • your parents’ or spouse’s SIN (if applicable)
  • your tax information
  • your parents’ or spouse’s tax information

Tax information includes income and other information found in an income tax return.

If you’re not sure about which school you’ll be attending, submit an OSAP application for each school you’ve applied to.

Submit your OSAP application by the deadline.

For part-time students with study periods of 21 weeks or more and for all full-time students, submit your OSAP application no later than 60 days before the end of your study period.

For part-time students with study periods of 20 weeks or less, submit your OSAP application no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.

For students in micro-credential programs, submit your OSAP application no later than the end of your study period.

Receive an estimate of how much OSAP funding you may be eligible for after submitting your application.

You could qualify for more money if you’re:

  • an Indigenous student
  • a student with a permanent or a persistent or prolonged disability
  • a current or former Crown ward

Learn more about OSAP for under-represented learners.

Complete either your Full-Time or Part-Time Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) if required. The MSFAA is a lifetime student loan agreement, which only needs to be completed once for full-time studies or part-time studies.

If you’re enrolled in a micro-credential program, you don’t have to complete the MSFAA . Instead, you’ll complete a Micro-credential Student Loan Agreement.

If you’re a full-time or part-time student, the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) will send you an email when it’s time for you to register for your online account and complete your MSFAA online.

If you’re in a micro-credential program, you’ll complete a Micro-credential Student Loan Agreement for each application through your OSAP web account.

You may need to complete your signature and declaration forms and upload them to your OSAP application.

You may also need to submit additional documents.

For full-time and part-time students, your financial aid office must receive these documents no later than 40 days from the end of your study period.

If you’re in a micro-credential program, you must provide these documents to your financial aid office no later than five days after your study period has ended.

Updates about your application will be posted online on your OSAP account. Check your OSAP account regularly and opt-in for email notifications so you know as soon as updates occur.

From the time you submit your application and the time we receive all your required documents, it usually takes about 3 to 6 weeks to hear back.

Choose the “Check online” option on your OSAP profile to receive an email notification anytime the status of your application changes.

When is the Deadline  for OSAP 2023 APPLICATION

The deadline is July 25th 2023.