Full Time OSAP Deadline for Fall/Winter & BSWD Applications

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 3:15pm


It's not too late to apply for OSAP if you are attending the 2019-2020 year as a full time student.

Make sure to apply before Friday to be eligible to receive funding. Apply online at:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program


The BSWD (Bursary for Students with Disabilites) application is also due this Friday!

If you would like to learn more about the program please visit our office, or ask the Student Wellness Centre for more information.


Contact us if you have any questions! 

Financial Aid & Awards

230 Richmond St W

5th Floor

416 977 6000 ext. 250


CSD & FAA Note-taking Pilot Program

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:15pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the CSD at CSD@ocadu.ca. In the subject line of your email please insert: "Note Taking Position". Also, include a list of courses you’re registered in. 

Successful applicants will be contacted and given note-taking assignments once the CSD receives note-taking requests from students.

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2019 Summer Bursary Application Now Available!

All students who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons and who are registered in a degree program at the University for the 2019 summer session are eligible to apply for a bursary through this program. Priority will be given to eligible OSAP students as per OCAD University's commitment to the Ontario government's Student Access Guarantee.


Students must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a bursary through this program:

Financial Literacy Week

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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy for all Canadians! Being financially knowledgeable is essential for all for our well-being and the economy as a whole. It is important for students to form a strong foundation to ensure their future financial success. This year, make it your personal goal to invest in your financial well being.

Our office will be hosting a week long of events at the lobby of the main building where we will give you tips on better managing your money, frequently asked questions and we will also be giving out prizes, so make sure to come by November 12-16.

The financial consumer agency website for resources on preventing debt, saving and better managing your money:



OCAD U's Tools and Resources:







Tools and Resources from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada:

Financial Toolkit:







We also recommend the following Apps:





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Bursaries & Awards Now Available!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 3:45pm

The 2018/19 AwardSpring system is now available for application. This is a general application for all scholarships, awards and bursaries that will be available during the 2018/19 academic year.

Students have until November 23, 2018 to complete the application if they wish to be considered for bursaries.  Some bursaries may require additional information, which the system will identify.

The available scholarships and awards will be posted in the system in January 2019. A second application is not required for these opportunities. Students can update the existing application if applicable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

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Part-time OSAP

Did you apply for part-time OSAP?  The Financial Aid & Awards Office has been made aware that part-time student loan/grant certificates have been delayed by the Ministry.

If students have any questions or concerns, please visit the Financial Aid & Awards Office at 230 Richmond St. W, Level 5 or email FinancialA@ocadu.ca.

OSAP is Changing, Part 2: Net estimates

July 2017’s OCAD U Insider e-newsletter contained information about the structure and delivery changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). These changes are aimed at increasing access to post-secondary education for students from low- and middle-income families, by making average tuition for the majority of eligible students (whose parents make a combined household income of less than $50,000 per year), free.

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2017/18 Bursary Information Now Available

The Financial Aid and Awards office is excited to share that students can now see the results of bursaries by logging into MyOCADU.ca and select the AwardSpring or the Self Service icon (be sure to review both Fall and Winter terms individually). Please note, if you do not see any results, this means you were not approved for bursary assistance. You may appeal this decision by seeing a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss your application in greater detail.

Deadline to submit OSAP appeals to the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Deadline to submit OSAP appeals to the Financial Aid & Awards Office (for students registered full-time in the fall & winter terms, and winter term only).

Final deadline to apply for part-time OSAP.

Final deadline to apply for part-time OSAP (for students registered part-time in the winter term only).