To be eligible to apply for part-time OSAP, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person and meet Ontario’s provincial residency requirements for financial aid. You must also be enrolled in an OSAP approved program that leads to a degree, certificate, or diploma, and meet OSAP’s minimum required course load.
You must also register in a summer course load that is less than 1.5 credits in your summer study period.
Step 1 – Determine your Summer Study Period
Depending on your course registration, your summer study period will be one of the following:
|OSAP Summer Study Period||Study Start and End Dates (includes exam periods)|
|Early Summer||May 5 – June 26, 2022|
|Late Summer||July 4 – August 25, 2022|
|Full Summer||May 5 – August 25, 2022|
Note: If you are registering for both Early Summer and Late Summer courses, you are registering for a Full Summer study period.
Step 2 – Start a new Part-time OSAP application
Log into your OSAP account and start a new part-time OSAP application.
If you applied for funding during the 2021-2022 Fall/Winter study period then you may receive a pop-up saying that you already have applications on file. Click ‘Ok’ to start a new application for the summer study period.
When you are asked when your classes start, select either May 2022 or July 2022 depending on your chosen study period.
Step 3 – Select your program and study period
Enter the information about your program and study period into your application. Remember to reference the chart in step 1 to determine the start and end date of your study period.
Step 4 – Complete and submit application
Review your application carefully before you submit it. Your application deadline depends on your summer study period:
|Summer Study Period||Deadline for Application and All Required Documents|
|Early Summer Study Period (May-June)||May 17, 2022|
|Late Summer Study Period (July-August)||July 16, 2022|
|Full Summer Study Period (May-August)||July 16, 2022|
Step 5 – Upload required documentation
You may need to upload documents to support your application. If so, they will be listed on the Print/Upload page of your online OSAP application. When you have them ready, scan them and return to the same page to upload them to your OSAP application.
The supporting document deadline will depend on your summer study period. Please reference the chart in Step 4 to find the deadline for your study period.
Step 6 – Monitor your application
Track the progress of your application by signing into your OSAP account at ontario.ca/osap. On the My Applications page, click on the Check Status link to the right of your summer application record to view your application’s status. Be sure to respond to any unread messages in your OSAP Message Centre.
Also monitor your Carleton email account for important messages from the Awards Office.