Minister Hunter discusses OSAP at visit with OCAD U students

 

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.

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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.