BREAKING: 225,000 Ontario Students Receiving Free Tuition

The OSAP application process not only got easier for prospective post-secondary students, more students are now getting free tuition than ever before.

Here’s a win for the good guys. On a couple fronts.

The Ontario government just announced that students applying for OSAP will now see the estimated tuition costs for each program they apply for. You will also see the estimated amount that will be covered by OSAP.

You will now see the estimated tuition costs for each program you apply for. How much will be covered by OSAP will also be shown.

OSAP applications opened four months earlier this year—back in November 2017—with the goal of helping students plan out their futures. The Ontario government now boasts that 225,000 full-time Ontario college and university students are receiving “free average tuition” via OSAP grants. An additional 400,000 Ontario students are getting reduced tuition from OSAP grants and loans.

“More than one-third of all full-time college and university students in Ontario are receiving free tuition this school year, and OSAP applications grew by more than 10 percent in 2017, compared to the previous year,” according to the press release.

How to Apply

Not sure how to get in on the “free money”? Well, good news is OSAP loans for 2018/2019 are still open. Applications close Feb. 19.

It typically takes around 15 minutes to apply for tuition loans once you’ve created an account. You’ll need:

OSAP Access Number and Password

Your SIN number

Info about your school and program

Tax information, including your parent’s tax info

Maybe a little luck, so good luck!

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Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton is the Director of Communications (aka. Guy That Plays With Words) at Student Life Network. He has a beard that can nest a family of sparrows. And a dog—Hank—that has a slight attitude problem.