OSAP and Paying for Post-Secondary Education
The following are common sources of funds used by students and their families for higher education:
1. Personal savings (from summer jobs, etc.)
2. Help from family (RESPs & other support)
3. Government loans & grants
4. Private loans (lines of credit from banks, etc.)
5. Working during the school year
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
For more information and to apply: ontario.ca/osap
*New this year, OSAP can be linked to your college and university applications. You can have OSAP receive your program information directly. To take advantage of this feature, when applying to OCAS or OUAC make sure to accept this option. It will make your application easier, faster and allow you to compare how much OSAP funding you will receive based on each program's costs.
How to Apply to OSAP:
See this link for how to apply for OSAP.
Financial Aid Offices
A good source for Financial Information is your College or University's Financial Aid Office.
Address: Room C225
1385 Woodroffe Ave
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Phone: 613-727-4723 EXT. 7678
Address: 202 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Ave E
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Work Study Programs
Once you start school, ask about Work Study Programs on your campus. These are usually run by the Financial Aid Department. Also be sure to visit the Campus Career Center to look for on-campus student jobs.
This is a unique program that allows you to convert various loyalty points (Aeroplan, AmericanExpress, TD, CIBC) into funds for tuition and/or for loan repayments at over 80 participating institutions across Canada! Visit www.higheredpoints.com for more information.