The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The OSAP Program is designed to supplement your resources by helping you meet the cost of your post-secondary education. It provides assistance for educational costs (tuition, books, supplies) and living allowance (food, shelter, etc.). Assistance is based on financial need as determined by the federal and provincial government, through an assessment of the OSAP application form.
The OSAP Application is available on the OSAP website osap.gov.on.ca. While most students find the online application much easier and more convenient, there is also a paper application available through the "Forms" section of the web page.
Once you have completed your application, please print the list of required supporting documents, including Signature Pages for yourself and your parents or spouse (as applicable), and mail them to the Financial Aid Office. If it is easier or more convenient for you, please feel free to drop them off in person.
Please also print out the Master Student Financial Aid Agreement. You will need to take this form, along with your government-issued photo ID, Social Insurance Card or Proof of SIN, and Direct Deposit information to a Participating Post Office.
OSAP is disbursed in two installments: 60% at the beginning of your study period, and 40% part-way through (usually at the beginning of second semester).
There is no longer a paper Loan Certificate. Instead, Conestoga College will Confirm your Enrollment after all required supporting documentation has been submitted. If you have elected to automatically pay your tuition and fees, the National Student Loan Service Centre will direct the amount stipulated in your Tuition Fee Agreement to Conestoga College.
Please note that if you elected not to automatically pay your tuition and fees, your OSAP installment will be deposited in full to your bank account. You will then be responsible for paying your tuition and fees according to your Tuition Fee Agreement.