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Ontario is making college and university more accessible and affordable for low- and middle-income students and their families through the single-largest modernization ever of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

The changes to OSAP will make average tuition free for more than 210,000 eligible low- and middle-income students, and will reduce the cost for many more by:

  • Providing the majority of eligible students whose parents earn the median annual income of $83,000 or less with enough in grants to more than cover their tuition costs
  • Eliminating provincial student loan debt for eligible students whose parents earn less than $50,000
  • Ensuring that no eligible student receives less non-repayable aid through the new grant than they currently do through the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant.

In addition to providing free tuition to hundreds of thousands of students each year, the new OSAP will also provide more generous grants. By next year, it is estimated that some 230,000 students receiving OSAP will have less debt as a result of these changes.

All students are encouraged to visit ontario.ca/OSAP to start their applications today.

How much you can get?

The amount of money you can get depends on your:

  • education expenses – the amount of money you need for tuition, books, child care, personal living expenses (full-time OSAP only), supplies and equipment
  • personal financial situation – how much you and your family are expected to contribute, based on income, family size and other factors

If you receive social assistance, you need to speak with your caseworker about your educational plans and OSAP funding.

Use our calculator to find out how much you could get.

Learn more about the maximum amounts of aid you could get – for full-time or part-time study.

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