OSAP for full-time students — Important dates

Please keep your eye on these important OSAP dates.

Adhering to these dates will help you meet the application requirements in a timely manner, and help York and OSAP provide you with your funds when you need them.

Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Session
OSAP Step Important Dates
I'm Thinking Of Applying For OSAP You can begin checking your eligibility any time.
I'm Ready to Apply for OSAP

FALL 2021 TERM ONLY APPLICATION

June 30 - Recommended date to submit your Fall-only OSAP application and all required documents to receive your funds at the beginning of the fall term.

October 1 - Recommended last date to submit your Fall-only OSAP application and all required supporting documents.

October 24 - Ministry deadline to apply for Fall-only OSAP for most students (that is, 60 days before end of the study period). The actual application deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the application deadline.

November 13 - Ministry deadline to submit all supporting documentation and requests for review for Fall-only OSAP for most students (that is, 40 days before end of study period). The actual submission deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the supporting documents deadline.

FALL/WINTER 2021-2022 APPLICATION

June 30 - Recommended date to submit your Fall/Winter OSAP application and all required documents to receive your funds at the beginning of the fall term.

October 1 - Recommended last date to submit your Fall/Winter OSAP application and all required supporting documents.

February 28 - Ministry deadline to apply for Fall/Winter OSAP for most students (that is, 60 days before end of study period). The actual application deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the application deadline.

March 20 - Ministry deadline to submit all supporting documentation and requests for review for Fall/Winter OSAP for most students (that is, 40 days before end of study period). The actual deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the supporting documents deadline.

WINTER 2022 TERM ONLY APPLICATION

October 31 - Recommended last date to submit your Winter-only OSAP application and all required supporting documents to receive your funds at the beginning of the Winter term.

February 28 - Ministry deadline to apply for Winter-only OSAP for most students (that is, 60 days before end of study period). The actual application deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the application deadline.

March 20 - Ministry deadline to submit all supporting documentation and requests for review for Winter-only OSAP for most students (that is, 40 days before end of study period). The actual deadline may differ based on your study period end date. Please check the OSAP web page for the supporting documents deadline.

If you have uploaded your supporting documents through your OSAP web account, the processing time is three to six weeks. Please check your OSAP status for updates.

Submit your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) online after completing your OSAP application.
I've Applied for OSAP Report all changes to your OSAP application promptly. This includes changes to income and your course load.

August 31 - York begins to confirm your registration status.

December 21 - York begins to confirm registration status for the OSAP second instalment.

I'm Waiting for My OSAP Funding

September 9 - Once your registration is confirmed, the National Student Loans Service Centre begins to electronically release OSAP first instalments.

January 11 - Once your registration is confirmed, the National Student Loans Service Centre begins to electronically release OSAP second instalments.

I'm Finishing My Studies

Repayment will start six months after completing your full-time studies.

If you are returning to full-time studies and will not be applying for OSAP, submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status through your OSAP web account to ensure your previous loans do not enter repayment. Check the application deadline on the OSAP web page.