How to apply for OSAP aid for the summer session

Summer 2020 Application Deadlines

The Summer 2020 OSAP application for full-time continuing students will be available as of March 12, 2020.

Session Length Deadline to Submit OSAP for Continuing Students Application and Supporting Documents
12 weeks or more

The application deadline for students who applied for and received full-time OSAP funding in the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 session is July 3, 2020, except for:

May 26, 2020 for graduate students in the Schulich School of Business

June 15, 2020 for students who did not receive full-time OSAP funding in the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 session

11 weeks or less Three weeks before the first day of your summer classes

Applications and all supporting documents must be received by these deadlines or your OSAP assessment and aid will be delayed or it may be too late to process the application.


Before Applying

Before you can apply for OSAP:

  1. You must know whether you are considered a full-time student or a part-time student for OSAP purposes during the summer session. This determines which OSAP application you should submit.

    For undergraduate students, this is determined by the number of credits you are enrolled in, the number of study weeks (including exams) for your summer term, and if you have self-identified as a student with a permanent disability on your OSAP profile. See Calculating course load - summer session for more information.

    For graduate students, this is determined by your activity level for the summer session. Contact your program office if you are not sure about your activity level.

  2. Undergraduate students must enrol in all their summer session courses before submitting an OSAP aid application for the summer session.

    Graduate students registered for the summer session can submit their OSAP application for the summer session once the application is open, even if they have not yet registered in summer session courses.


Submitting the Application

Complete and submit the appropriate application:

Undergraduate Students without a Permanent Disability

Session Length Session Course Load Did You Apply for Full-Time OSAP in the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Session? Application to Submit
12 weeks or more Full-time (taking at least 9 credits) Yes York summer OSAP application
No OSAP for Full-Time Students application
Part-time (taking less than 9 credits) Either yes or no OSAP for Part-Time Students application
11 weeks or less Full-time (taking at least 4.5 credits) Yes York summer OSAP application
No You are ineligible to apply for Summer OSAP aid
Part-time (taking less than 4.5 credits) Either yes or no OSAP for Part-Time Students application

Undergraduate Students with a Permanent Disability

Session Length Session Course Load Did You Apply for Full-Time OSAP in the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Session? Application to Submit
12 weeks or more Full-time course load (taking at least 6 credits) Yes York summer OSAP application
No OSAP for Full-Time Students application
Part-time (taking less than 6 credits) Either yes or no OSAP for Part-Time Students application
11 weeks or less Full-time course load (taking at least 3 credits) Yes York summer OSAP application
No You are ineligible to apply for Summer OSAP aid
Part-time course load (taking less than 3 credits) Either yes or no OSAP for Part-Time Students application

Graduate Students without a Permanent Disability

Summer 2020 Session Activity Level Did You Apply for Full-Time OSAP in the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Session? Application to Submit
Full-time Yes York summer OSAP application
No OSAP for Full-Time Students application
Part-time Either yes or no OSAP for Part-Time Students application

Graduate Students with a Permanent Disability

Summer 2020 Session Activity Level Did You Apply for Full-Time OSAP in the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Session? Application to Submit
Full-time Yes York summer OSAP application
No OSAP for Full-Time Students application
Part-time Yes York summer OSAP application
No OSAP for Part-Time Students application or OSAP for Full-Time Students application

*If you are applying on the OSAP for Full-Time Students application on the government website, please follow the instructions provided to you through your OSAP web account to electronically upload any required documents listed on your application (if applicable). If you are not able to upload your documents, then please mail them to:

Student Financial Services - York University Bennett Centre for Student Services 4700 Keele ST, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3;

or place them in the drop box located in the lobby of the Bennett Centre for Student Services (open 24 hours a day).

It is not necessary to see a Registrarial Services representative if you are simply dropping off documents.


Application Processing Timelines

  • Processing usually takes four to six weeks from the date you submit your summer OSAP application. Documents are reviewed and assessed in the order they are received.
  • Processing can take longer if your application has incorrect/incomplete details or supporting documents. Therefore, it is very important that you submit an accurate and complete application. If you check your status on the OSAP website six weeks after applying and still see no indication of a summer assessment, then please check with Registrarial Services to see if there are problems with your application.
  • Because the summer session is short, your time to access summer OSAP funding is very limited. We recommend you apply early to ensure your funding is assessed and issued. The government will not issue any OSAP funds within the last 10 days of your summer study period end date.