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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is an application-based government aid program for Ontario resident students. Based on the government's assessment of your educational costs and expected financial resources, OSAP offers a mixture of repayable loans and grants (money you will not need to repay).

The information on this site is aimed primarily at full-time York University degree students applying for OSAP aid, but we also have helpful information for certificate students, exchange students and non-degree students. The Student Financial Services site has information about part-time loans and grants.

For complete OSAP information and to apply online, go to the government's OSAP website.

Once you have visited the government's OSAP website, the eight steps outlined here provide you with more specific information to guide you through the OSAP cycle at York. We suggest you follow these steps in order, especially if this is the first time you are applying for OSAP.