April - May: On-line OSAP Application goes live for the next academic year! Apply by June 30. Pay close attention to the application deadlines!
Be sure to have the following information available:
•parents'/spouse's income tax paperwork
ie. T1 General Working Copy & Notice of Assessment
•your income information for the current taxation year
(actual and estimated income figures will be required)
Early July, OSAP assessments should be available. Upon submitting an OSAP application however, students are presented with an estimate of the eligibility. The University of Windsor should have our OSAP costs approved in order for OSAP assessments to be confirmed by July 1st.
By July 15, submit your and your parent's/spouse's (if appropriate) signature and declaration pages and required supporting documentation to the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office.
Without this documentation, your loans WILL NOT be released to you.
Submit your Master Student Financial Aid Agreement (MSFAA) to the Post Office. You must have with you valid (Canadian/Ontario) government issued photo ID and your Social Insurance Card. You will also require your electronic banking information.
Within 4 to 6 weeks of you submitting your signature pages and supporting documentation, your application will be reviewed. Should any additional documentation be required, you will be contacted by email or by mail. Otherwise, your application status can be confirmed by going on-line.
Submitting an appeal for additional funding? Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a response. If your appeal is approved, additional funding can be viewed on-line. Funding will be released to a student based on the initial application and assessment. If an appeal is approved an a reassessment is done, additional funding will issued subsequently to the student.
Confirmation of Enrolment will be done by the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office up to 10 business days prior to classes starting and will be dependent on all other documents being submitted.
Monitor your funding and account status via the OSAP webiste.
Applying late? Please review the following guidelines for late application submissions:
Complete applications (signature pages & required supporting documentation) received by:
|July 1||Funding should be available for the start of classes.|
|July 31||Funding may be available for the start of classes.|
|August 31||Funding will be available in mid-October.|
|September 30||Funding will be available in mid-November.|
|October 31||Funding will be available in early December.|
These timelines will vary depending on the flow of applications that are received. Typically, the months of July and August are extremely busy and therefore funding for applications made after July 31 may not be available until the middle or end of September. Timelines will also vary if supporting documentation is not received in a timely fashion or is omitted completely requiring our office to make contact with the student.
Important Note: It is not realistic to apply for OSAP in August and expect that your OSAP funding will be available for the beginning of classes.