OSAP eligibility for degree students

To apply for full-time OSAP aid, you must:

  • register in full-time studies for the session (see also: calculating course load).
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have protected person status; international students are ineligible.
  • have Ontario residency, that is, have lived in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months without attending full-time postsecondary school.
  • register in an OSAP-approved degree program. Most degree programs at York are OSAP approved.
  • be neither in default on a previous OSAP student loan nor on OSAP restriction.
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress while receiving OSAP aid.
  • have demonstrated financial need as calculated by the government. Gross family income as well as student resources and assets are taken into consideration.