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Government Assistance Programs

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The OSAP program provides eligible students with various types of assistance, based on financial need. This assistance is intended to supplement, not replace, the resources of students and their families. Students must achieve satisfactory academic progress in their studies to remain eligible for OSAP funding. To apply for OSAP or obtain detailed information on available OSAP funding, please visit the OSAP website.

Ontario's Student Access Guarantee

The Ontario Student Access Guarantee states that, if OSAP does not cover all expenses directly related to students' program (books, tuition, mandatory fees), and financial need exists, that public colleges and universities in Ontario have to provide financial help. This help could include bursaries, scholarships, work-study programs, or summer employment programs. 


Students from provinces other than Ontario must apply for government student aid through their home province. Links to other provincial student loan programs are available on the Student Awards & Financial Aid website.


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