Ontario. Ministry of Colleges and Universities - Student Financial Assistance Branch

Site: Student Financial Assistance Branch

Service: Student Financial Assistance

Memos and Bulletins

Public Comments For information about OSAP, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, individuals must contact the Financial Aid office of the post-secondary institution they wish to attendFor information regarding programs that can help pay for post-secondary education for students in special circumstances (such as: Indigenous students; Students with Crown ward status; First-generation students; Students with disabilities; Students who are deaf or hard of hearing; Students on social assistance), visit this webpage.

Contact Information

Office Phone 807-343-7260
Toll Free Phone 1-877-672-7411
TTY Phone 1-800-465-3958
Fax 807-343-7278
Website www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Provides financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to students based on needs assessment
  • Considers educational costs (such as tuition fees, books and supplies, basic living expenses) and the resources that the student is expected to contribute
  • Supplements the financial resources that students and their families, if applicable, are expected to contribute
  • First-time applicants to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are required to complete the new OSAP Information Module prior to completing their application
National Student Loans Service CentreThe temporary payment and interest deferrals for OSAP borrowers, March 30 to September 30, 2020 has now ended. Learn more about repaying loans.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ontario residents who are a:
  • Canadian citizen, or
  • Permanent resident, or
  • Protected person

To find out if a post-secondary institution has been approved for OSAP, click here
Application Online registration and application can be found here
Languages English; French
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address & Map
189 Red River Rd
4th Fl
Thunder Bay, ON
Canada P7B 1A2
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Mailing Address c/o Student Financial Assistance Branch 
PO Box 4500 
Thunder Bay, ON 
Canada P7B 6G9
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

Service Categories Student Financial Aid

Agency Overview

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