Part-time OSAP

You are a part time student if you course load is less than 60% for the semester. At UTSC, that is 1.0 credits or less. You may be eligible for student aid funding through Part-Time OSAP. 

OSAP funding is provided by the governments of Ontario and Canada. The amount you get depends on many factors, including your annual income (and that of your spouse, if applicable), if you have a permanent disability and/or you have dependent children. View information about the maximum amount of aid through Part-Time OSAP.

Students who are applying for part-time loans, and previously received full-time funding should be aware that the loan agreements for these programs are different. This means that when you enter repayment, you will be expected to manage two separate OSAP loan payments.

How to Apply for Part-Time OSAP

Instructions on how to apply for OSAP can be found on our website. The process is the same as applying for Full-Time OSAP.

Fall and Winter Studies

If your course load will be the same in each semester, you can submit one application for the 2 terms. However, if your course load is different in each semester, you will have to apply separately for each term.

Apply as early as you can. Applications for the Fall/Winter are normally available in July or early August each year.

Summer Studies

You can apply for funding for the Summer session as early as February or March. 

Note: A part time OSAP application which requires Proof of Disability documentation will hold any Canada Study Grant–Permanent Disability (CSG- PD) funding until the document is provided and accepted.

Course Load Confirmation Form – Graduate students must include this form with their Part-Time OSAP supporting documents

Income Thresholds for Part-Time Financial Aid Programs

New for 2020-21!

Verification of Income with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Part time OSAP requires all income provided on the application (student and spouse) to be verified prior to release of funds. Beginning 2020-21, the application incomes will be verified with CRA, similar to full-time OSAP. If your income (or that of your spouse, if applicable), cannot be verified with CRA, your funding cannot be released. Before applying for Part-Time OSAP ensure that you have filed an income tax return for the previous year and that the income tax return has been processed (i.e. you have the Notice of Assessment from CRA).

Deadline to Apply

Your application must be submitted no later than 60 days from the end of the study period

Session

Deadline

Summer 2021

F Section – May to June

May 17, 2021

Summer 2021

Y Section – May to August or S Section July

July 20, 2021

Fall 2021

TBA

Winter 2022

TBA

Fall/Winter – 2020-2021

TBA

How to Submit Supporting Documents

After you submit your application, you will be able to review a list of supporting documents that are required to complete your application. Funding can only be released once all supporting documents are received and approved. All supporting documents can be uploaded to your OSAP application on the OSAP website.

Supporting Documentation Deadlines

Session

Deadline

Summer 2021

F Section – May to June

May 17, 2021

Summer 2021

Y Section – May to August or S Section July

July 20, 2021

Fall 2021

TBA

Winter 2022

TBA

Fall/Winter – 2020-2021

TBA

Paying Your Fees

All funding from Part-Time OSAP will be deposited into your bank account. Once you receive your funds, you must make a payment to U of T, if you still have fees owing. You can find information about paying your fees on our website.

The Noah Meltz Program of Financial Assistance

The Meltz grant undergraduate students in certificate, degree, and diploma programs and is meant for students who are pursuing their credentials on a part time basis.

In addition to applying for the Meltz grant, students studying on a part-time basis should apply for Part-Time OSAP.  The Meltz application will be considered after the OSAP results are available. Learn more information about this program and how to apply for the grant on the Enrolment Services website.