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Paying for Post-Secondary 311
Paying for Post-Secondary

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The following resources will assist you with calculating costs, planning and financing your schooling:  


OSAP (Ontario Financial Assistance Program)


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) External Linkoffers students the opportunity to apply for 30% off Ontario Tuition and a mix of grants and loans. All students are encouraged to apply for OSAP even if you feel you don’t qualify.

The links below contain a wide variety of materials to support you in helping you get the information you need to apply for financial assistance, including processes and eligibility:

 

Ontario Student Assistance Program

All students are encouraged to apply for OSAP​ even if you feel you don’t qualify, because many colleges and universities use OSAP data to determine student eligibility for on-campus jobs, grants and bursaries controlled by the college or university. OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post secondary studies by providing direct financial assistance for educational costs (such as tuition fees, books, and supplies) and basic living expenses. During the time you're in school, the loan is interest-free. Interest begins after you graduate and use must begin to repay the principal and interest on the loan within the six-month period after your studies end. Other OSAP programs offer assistance to students with specific needs; for example, Assistance for Students with Disabilities. 

 
Financial Planning Information

This budg​et calculator uses information about your specific program to help you caculate your expenses and plan accordingly. 

Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid Information Page.

 
Includes: scholarship searches, scam alerts, general aid information, additional information sources, eligibility, expense, and loan calculators.

 
International Financial Aid

 
Government of Canada International Scholarship Programs http://www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org​ The Government of Canada maintains a database of scholarships for Canadian students wishing to study abroad and foreign students wishing to study in Canada.
   

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