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.

The minimum required summer course load for Part-Time OSAP is 0.5 credits.

You must also register in a summer course load that is less than 1.5 credits in your summer study period..

For graduate students, you must designated as a part-time graduate student by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Application Instructions

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 4 – June 25, 2023
 Late Summer July 4 – August 25, 2023
 Full Summer May 4 – August 25, 2023

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.

red box around "apply for part-time"

When you are asked when your classes start, select either May 2023 or July 2023 depending on your chosen study period.

When the application asks "when do your classes start" there's a red box around what you must answer, which is the month and year of your start date

Start a new application. Important! If you applied for funding during the 2022-2023 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.

22-23 part-time application with red box around "start a new application"

Pop-up on the browser that says "you already have applications on file. Click Ok to start a new application. Click cancel to check the applications on file"

Make sure that you include your student number. If you don’t include your student number, it could result in delays processing your OSAP application.

Red box around the box that says "Carleton student number"

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.

Screenshot of the OSAP 2022-23 part-time application page. Accompanying text says "Step 1: Your Program". The following columns are highlighted in red: What is the name of your program, what is the start date of your 2021-22 study period, what is the end date of your 2022-23 study period, what percentage of a full course load will you be taking, how many courses are you taking in-class, how many courses are you taking online or through correspondence or distance education, what will be your level of study.

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 16, 2023
Late Summer Study Period (July-August) July 16, 2023
Full Summer Study Period (May-August) July 16, 2023

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.