Since 2012 Ontario post-secondary students have been able to apply for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant separately from OSAP for full-time students. If you apply for full-time OSAP however, you will also be considered for the 30% Off Grant. So what application is right for you?
Always Apply for OSAP for Full-Time Students
If you are studying full-time at Carleton, you should always apply for OSAP for full-time students. Completing the full-time OSAP application ensures you are considered for all available loan and grant programs, including the 30% Off grant.
There are 24 aid programs comprised of grants, scholarships, bursaries and loans included in OSAP. By applying for the 30% Off Grant only, you could be missing out on additional funding that you are eligible for.
OSAP for Full-Time Students Has a No Loan Option
If you are not interested in receiving repayable loans, you can request to receive non-repayable grant funding only through OSAP’s no loan option. You can make this request by selecting the “No loan option” link on the Funding Summary page on your ontario.ca/osap account. If you find that you need the loan after all, you can change your mind by returning to your Funding Summary page and selecting the “Change” link.