Summer Funding

If You Received OSAP in the Fall and/or Winter Session

  • You can extend your funding for the Summer by submitting the OSAP Extension Application form online. This application is usually available in mid-March. Do not apply for Summer funding on the OSAP website.
  • You are eligible to extend your funding if you are participating in a Summer Abroad program and take one credit.

If You Did Not Receive OSAP in the Fall and/or Winter Session

  • Submit a new application on the OSAP website. In the program search field, type "Summer." If applicable, submit your signature pages and/or required documents to our office.

Eligibility

  • You must register in full-time studies.
  • Your study period must be at least 12 weeks in length (example: May to August).
  • Non-degree students, and June graduates are not eligible for Summer OSAP assistance.

Check Your Status 

Once you have submitted your application, check your status at the OSAP website for assessment details starting in late April. You will receive notifications from OSAP and the U of T Financial Aid Office regarding your status through your OSAP Message Centre. Make sure you check for messages every time you login to your OSAP account.

Going on Exchange?

Students going on a CIE Exchange for the summer must meet the same course load requirements as students studying on campus at UTSC. If you are studying for the whole summer you must be receiving at least 1.5 credits (1.0 for students with permanent disabilities). If you are studying for half the summer, you typically need to receive at least 1.0 credits (0.5 for students with permanent disabilities). When you submit your Summer OSAP application, you also will need to provide an Exchange Cover Sheet and proof of your study dates.

Not sure if your program qualifies? Contact us for help.

Deadlines 

For best results, submit your Summer OSAP Extension or OSAP online application on or before (recommended deadline). Follow the directions on ACORN to request a fee deferral after your summer invoice appears in mid-April. Applications submitted after these deadlines will not be processed.

FINAL SUMMER OSAP APPLICATION DEADLINES  
May - June (F section) extension May 17, 2021
July - August (S section) extension July 20, 2021
May - August or July - August extension July 20, 2021
May - August application on the OSAP website June 29, 2021
Other applications 40 days before the end of your summer study period

FINAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DEADLINE

Supporting documentation must be received no later than 40 days before the end of the study period:
  • For the May to June study period, use the application deadline (see above).
  • For the May to August or the July to August study period, it is July 19, 2021.

Minimum Course Load Requirement for Full-Time Studies

General Requirement
Study period Must enrol and pass a minimum of:
May to August 1.5 credits
May to June only* 1.0 credit
June to August only* 1.0 credit
Requirements for Students with Disabilities
Study period Must enrol and pass a minimum of:
May to August 1.0 credit
May to June only* 0.5 credit
June to August only* 0.5 credit

*Students studying in this study period must have received OSAP funding in the previous Fall or Winter session to be considered.

Students in lower course loads should apply for Part-Time OSAP for the summer term. The part-time application can be accessed from the OSAP website.

Receiving Your Funding 

A few days before the start of your classes, OSAP will ask U of T to confirm your enrolment (your full-time status). You must be registered in the required course load, and you must have a status of "Registered" in the summer session on ACORN. Registration means that you've either made the minimum payment, or have received a fee deferral. Waitlist or interim courses are not counted towards your course load.

Students who applied by April 4 should receive their funding within the first two weeks of classes. When we confirm your full time status, the University takes a "snapshot" of your fees invoice and based on the amount owing will instruct OSAP how much to send to us on your behalf. 

If the amount of OSAP funding exceeds the amount owing to U of T, the difference will be deposited into your bank account. If the OSAP funding is less than the fees owing, you are expected to pay the difference.

It is extremely important to check that the information on your OSAP account matches your U of T fees account. For example, check the course load on OSAP and then compare it to the course load on ACORN. It should be the same. 

Also check the OSAP payments on your invoice to ensure the amount matches the details in OSAP. Remember your invoice is dynamic and the "snapshot" may have been done before you got into a waitlisted class. If this is the case, you will have to pay the difference to U of T from the funding that was sent to your bank account.

Need to make changes to your application information?

You will be able to make changes to a saved Summer OSAP Extension Application until you submit your application.

After your application is submitted, changes to your summer plans or circumstances must be provided to the Financial Aid office in writing.

Changes to Your Income:

  • Provide a signed letter indicating the new total income for the summer study period, and indicate the source of the income (e.g. employment, scholarship)

Changes to Your Study Period:
If you want to change your study period (for example, changing from May-June to May-August or vice versa):

Other Changes and Updates:

Provide a signed letter indicating the information you wish to update.  Or you can use the Full Time OSAP Application Update Form.

Where to Submit Changes:

  • Upload the form or letter (as a pdf) to your OSAP account for fastest processing. You can upload documents in the Print/Upload section up to 40 days before the end of your term.

If you cannot upload the document to the OSAP website, you may submit it by email to askro.utsc@utoronto.ca. Always use your U of T email account to submit documentation to our office.