Post-secondary education can be expensive. Universities and public colleges are partially funded through taxpayers' money; however, there is still a large cost to the student attending the school. Some students are eligible for financial assistance to help pay for their studies. Common types of financial assistance include scholarships, bursaries, grants and loans.
In 2012, the Government of Ontario introduced a grant called "30% off Ontario Tuition" for eligible full-time students at a public college or university in Ontario. This money does not need to be paid back. To learn more about this grant, eligibility requirements, or to apply, visit the Ontario website. Students who have applied to OSAP are automatically considered for the 30% off tuition grant.
To learn more about these options, visit the Financial Aid Office at the school you are enrolled in or interested in attending.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Ontario Student Assistance Program (commonly referred to as OSAP) is a student loan program for students who are residents of Ontario. Students are expected to pay this money back after they finish school. There are very detailed requirements to be eligible to receive a student loan from OSAP. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and deadlines to apply, visit your school's Financial Aid Office or the OSAP website.