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Applying for OSAP
For more information on applying for OSAP
OSAP is available to eligible students in the form of an integrated student loan funded by the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada. These loans are interest-free until graduation or until you cease full-time studies; repayment begins six months later. OSAP's objective is to help students meet the costs of post-secondary education, including tuition, books, supplies and basic living expenses. OSAP is not intended to supply all the funding to meet these costs. Its purpose is to supplement, not to replace, the financial resources that you (and your family) are expected to contribute.
When you apply as a University of Guelph-Humber student, make sure you:
- Select the University of Guelph-Guelph and Humber Campuses as your school.
- Enter Toronto as the city and Humber as the campus
- Select your program, ensuring the initials GH follow the program name. This lets OSAP staff know you're attending the University of Guelph-Humber.
Important dates and deadlines to ensure that your student loan arrives for the start of your school year.
Electronic confirmation of enrollment
Student Financial Services will electronically confirm that you are enrolled as a full-time student.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have fully registered in your courses for the Fall semester.
Paying your tuition with OSAP
The OSAP application gives you the option to allow the Ministry to use a portion of your OSAP funding to pay, on your behalf, your tuition and compulsory fees.
Whether or not you choose this option, it remains your responsibility to monitor your student account to ensure the University of Guelph-Humber receives payment for all fees owing on your account by the payment deadline date. If your OSAP does not cover the full cost of your tuition, you must pay the balance before September 13th.
Update your income
You must update your income online before the release of your second instalment of OSAP. The Ministry will provide you with instructions on how and when to confirm your income.
If you do not confirm your income, the second instalment of your OSAP will not be released.
Note: Any change to income. including part-time jobs, may affect your OSAP entitlement. The University of Guelph-Humber will inform OSAP of any University of Guelph-Humber or University of Guelph scholarships or bursaries on your behalf.
Letter of Permission (LOP) courses
A Letter of Permission is required if a University of Guelph‐Humber student wishes to enrol in a course at another institution and have the course considered as a credit toward their University of Guelph‐Humber degree/diploma.
Once the course has been approved by your academic advisor and you have been registered, you must provide Student Financial Services the following two pieces of information:
1. A confirmation of your enrollment from the Registrar's Office indicating the name and dates of the LOP course.
2. An official receipt indicating that full payment has been made for the LOP course.
Student Financial Services will be able to confirm your enrollment once we have this information and your OSAP release will proceed accordingly.
Changes to your application
To make changes to your original OSAP application before September, mail your request with the proper supporting documents to:
Student Financial Services
University of Guelph-Humber
207 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
T: 416-798-1331 ext.6256
Changes to your OSAP account can be viewed through your OSAP account online. It takes approximately 48 hours for your OSAP webpage to be updated after we process your request.
Please remember to keep copies of all your loan documents.