How to apply for the new OSAP!

Modified on November 09, 2017

The Ontario Student Assistance Program, or OSAP, is now available for more students than ever before. This video provides an overview on how to apply.

What is OSAP?

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.

OSAP offers funding through two kinds of money:

Grants: money you don't have to pay back

A student loan: money you need to repay once you're done school

When you apply for OSAP, we automatically consider you for both grants and loans. If you don't want to take a loan, you can decline it after your application is approved.

There are also programs to help you repay your student loan once you're done school. Full-time students may be eligible for free tuition.

What OSAP can help with?

OSAP can help you pay for:


Books, equipment and supplies

Mandatory student fees a school may charge

Living expenses (full-time students only)

Child care (for students with children)

Please visit: for more information about OSAP and how it can help you fund your post secondary education