New Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Information

New Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Information

Starting with the 2017-18 academic year, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is changing. If you are a resident of Ontario you may qualify for loans or grant money for university through the Ontario government OSAP program. This money is 100% portable to universities across Canada including Bishop’s. This means that any money you receive from the Ontario government through OSAP can be applied towards your expenses at Bishop’s University.

For more information on OSAP, including access to the new OSAP online calculator, please visit: www.ontario.ca/osap. As per the Ontario government press release of December 12, 2016, “In just a few clicks students will learn whether they are eligible for free tuition and how much aid they could receive from the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Starting in 2017-18 school year, the new OSAP will:

  • Provide free average tuition to more than 150,000 students across Ontario whose parents earn less than $50,000 a year.
  • Provide more generous grants to make college and university more affordable for students from middle income families.
  • Provide greater access to grants for mature and married students.
  • Reduce the provincial debt load for about 80 percent of all OSAP recipients.”

For more information on financial aid and applying to provincial loans programs please contact the Registrar’s Office 819-822-9600 ext. 2205.