OSAP eligibility for non-degree students

As a full-time, non-degree student, you could be eligible to apply for OSAP assistance if you are on a Letter of Permission (LOP) from your home institution and are taking credit courses that will be applied to your degree at your home institution. You will need to provide a copy of the LOP from your home institution outlining the courses you can take at York that will be applied to your degree at your home institution.

Only courses identified on the Letter of Permission can be considered when calculating course loads for OSAP purposes.

You are ineligible to apply for OSAP aid as a non-degree student if you are:

  • Taking upgrading courses to increase your grade point average (GPA).
  • Taking credit courses that may lead to entry into a degree program.
  • Taking courses that may enhance your chances of gaining entry into a degree program.
  • Taking courses because you are interested in the subject matter.
  • Taking the "qualifying" term to gain admission into the BScN for Internationally Educated Nurses.
  • Taking "Additional Qualification" (AQ) or "Principal's Qualification Program" (PQP) as practicing teachers.
  • Taking courses to meet the requirements of a professional designation (for example: the Chartered Accounting designation granted by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants).
  • A law student, required to take specific courses to satisfy the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA).