OSAP and Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program, or OSAP, is a financial aid program that can help you pay for your education at Loyalist College. OSAP offers two types of funding; grants (money you don’t have to pay back) and loans (money that you need to repay when you finish school). When you apply for OSAP you are automatically considered for both grants and loans but if you would like to receive only the grant funding you can choose that option after submitting your application.

The basic premise of OSAP is that the responsibility for funding a student’s education rests primarily with the student and his/her family. Inherent in this premise is the expectation that plans be in place to make adequate preparations to meet the student’s upcoming financial need.

Students in 60% or above (40% with a permanent or prolonged disability) of a full course load would apply for full-time OSAP, while those below that threshold may apply for part-time.  Part-time OSAP contributes towards educational costs, while full-time typically accounts for some non-educational/ living cost as well.
Students who drop to part-time will need to begin making payment 6 months after the change in course load or apply for the Repayment Assistance Program through the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) portal.

For more information, including a quick estimate, or to apply, visit the OSAP website. 

Click the link below for step by step instructions on how to apply for OSAP. 

How to Apply for OSAP

Office Hours*

Monday: 9 am – 4 pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 9 am – 4 pm (by appointment)
Wednesday: 1 – 4 pm (drop-in)
Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm (by appointment)
Friday: 9 am – 4 pm (drop-in)

Book your appointment

The 2024-2025 OSAP application is now available. If you are looking for assistance with the application, please reach out to us or use the link above to book an in-person appointment.

*closed daily from 12 – 1 pm


Dawn Price
Financial Assistance Office
613-969-1913, ext. 2226

Kevin Johnston
Financial Assistance Office
613-969-1913, ext. 2425