Future OSAP Loans
OSAP Application Update: Change to Study Period or Program
If you are changing your program of study or need to lengthen your study period for the current academic year, OSAP requires the following:
- You must be registered in a level of your program, not in part-time studies. Part-time studies is not an acceptable program for OSAP. Please contact your Records Clerk in the Registrar's office to register for the appropriate program/courses.
- Fill out and submit an OSAP Application Update Change to Study Period of Program form if you have been receiving OSAP in the winter semester. Forms are also available in our Student Financial Office located in the Welcome Centre, Doon campus. If you meet the requirements to be considered full-time, we will update your OSAP application already on file so you can be re-assessed.
- If you are considered part-time, you will have to re-apply for part-time OSAP through the OSAP website.
- Processing of the OSAP Application Update to Study Period Program form cannot begin until semester registration opens for the upcoming term.
In each situation, you need to meet all the regular requirements for OSAP. You also have to be taking at least a 20 per cent course load for part-time OSAP or at least 60 per cent for full-time OSAP (at least 40 per cent if you have a permanent disability).
If you do not have OSAP for the year and are taking at least a 60 per cent course load (at least 40 per cent if you have a permanent disability), follow the regular application process for OSAP and select the appropriate start date.
OSAP Coverage for Co-op Term
If you are unable to obtain a paid co-op position or if your co-op earnings are insufficient to meet your living expenses, you may be considered for OSAP funding. Apply for OSAP online for that term and indicate on the application that you are on co-op during that time. OSAP will assess your costs and resources accordingly. If you are in a paid co-op position, your resources are usually too high compared to your costs which makes you ineligible for OSAP funding.
Reapplying for OSAP
You will need to reapply for OSAP each year if you require financial assistance. The application is updated every year and posted on the OSAP website around mid-April (for the next September-August period).