Do you have student loans? Do you want more information on paying them back? These two identical OSAP Student Loan repayment information sessions will be conducted by a National Student Loan Service Centre representative.
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards.
This week is all about YOU, the fourth-year student'to recognize your accomplishments as you near the end of your final year. Fourth-Year Week is a way for OCAD to say thank you and celebrate the valuable contribution you make to the OCAD community and beyond.
We welcome you to participate as your schedule allows.
March 10 to March 14, 2008
Connect, engage, reflect and have fun!
Check the Events Calendar for daily activities and watch for posters and a Fourth-Year Week brochure!
Final deadline to submit an OSAP application for fall/winter semester or winter only semester loans. To apply, students can visit the OSAP website (see below).
Note: Fall/Winter applications received from October 17, 2007 to January 25, 2008 will be pro-rated based on the number of weeks remaining in the school year.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program is undergoing modernization to keep up with growing student needs.
At a media conference at OCAD University’s Open Gallery today, Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, highlighted some of the modifications intended to make the program more flexible and easier to use. Among the changes:
Students no longer have to report their vehicle as an asset when applying for financial aid.
The first $3000 in a student’s assets are exempt from the assessment, such as money in bank accounts, mutual funds and tax-free savings accounts.
Student aid will be indexed to inflation to keep up with the increase in student costs.
See the media release to find out more about the changes to OSAP.
Visit our YouTube channel and check out our CREATiveFund$ video series.
The Financial Aid & Awards office hosted the Ontario Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) at OCAD University May 20 – 22. OASFAA is an association made up of both colleges and universities and is concerned with scholastic and need-based assistance programs available to students of its member institutions. OASFAA works closely with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in support of student financial assistance.
OCAD U broke the record of any host institution for registered attendees. OCAD University President Dr. Sara Diamond and Associate Vice-President, Students, Deanne Fisher welcomed OASFAA. Attendees were treated to a surprise visit and speech by the Assistant Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education, David Carter-Whitney.
The Financial Aid and Awards department placed their focus on financial literacy for students across Ontario and how to better educate students on this topic. Andre De Freitas, Manager of Financial Aid & Awards presented on OCAD U’s successful financial literacy program, CreativeFunds. A third year OCAD U student, Madison Leeson, presented to OASFAA providing a student’s perspective on the impact of early financial literacy education.