Full Time OSAP Deadline for Fall/Winter & BSWD Applications

Graphic image with deadline and bullet points of the applications. Due Friday February 21 2020
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


Full Time OSAP & BSWD Applications Deadline

Image about deadline and description on BSWD program
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Happy reading week students!

Did you know it’s not too late to apply for the full-time OSAP program or the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) program?

The deadline to apply for both programs is this Friday February 22, 2019. If you have any questions, please email (financialA@ocadu.ca) the Financial Aid & Awards team or come in and visit us.

For more information about the BSWD program please see our webpage that details the eligibility and steps for application.

Website Link: https://www.ocadu.ca/services/financial-matters/BSWD.htm


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Financial Literacy Week

Infographic about repaying debt
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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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.

Part Time OSAP Funding

Image with OCADU student work, and bold lettering asking students if they have applied their Part time Fall OSAP
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Our office is currently waiting for updates from the Ministry as to when you will be able to receive your Fall Part Time OSAP certificates.

We will notify you as soon as we have information.


Minister Hunter discusses OSAP at visit with OCAD U students

A group of female students speaking with Mitzie Hunter
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

OCAD U students were given a first-hand demonstration of the new online OSAP calculator by the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The calculator, launched in January of this year, gives students a preview of estimated tuition costs for each applied program and the estimated amount covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). According to the Ministry, over 225,000 full-time Ontario college and university students are receiving free tuition through this expanded program.

Hosted at the Student Services Centre at OCAD U, Minister Hunter was joined by MPP Han Dong and Ministry staff in presenting changes to OSAP and the application process. Students offered their own examples of experiences with financial aid, and the Minister incorporated their numbers in generating estimates with the calculator. Students were reminded to re-apply each year, and to seek out staff in Financial Aid and Awards to discuss their particular situations.

Minister Hunter and MPP Dong were also given a brief tour of the 5th and 6th floor Student Services Centre by President Sara Diamond; Vice-President, Academic, Gillian Siddall; Vice-President Students and International Deanne Fisher and Manager of Financial Aid and Awards Andre De Freitas.

Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP to ensure funds will be available in September.

Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP to ensure funds will be available in September.

Final deadline to apply for spring/summer term OSAP.

Final deadline to apply for Full-time or Part-time OSAP (for students registered in the spring/summer term).

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.

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).