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OSAP for Micro-credential Funding

Micro-credentials are rapid training programs offered by colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes across the province that can help you get the skills that employers need. They help people retrain and upgrade their skills to find new employment.

Students enrolled in an Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) approved micro-credential program can apply for financial assistance through OSAP for Micro-credentials. Eligible students must apply for funding for each course separately by following the step-by-step application process. Applications for OSAP for Micro-credential assistance cannot overlap with another micro-credential study period (funding for multiple courses cannot be applied for concurrently).

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for funding through the OSAP for Micro-credentials program, you must meet the criteria below as well as certain residency and income requirements specified on the OSAP website:

  • Registered in an OSAP-approved micro-credential.
  • Must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP program.
  • Previous OSAP loans must be in good standing (i.e. you have not defaulted on a student loan and/or you are not restricted from participating in financial aid programs).

Application Process

Withdrawals After Funding Release

Withdrawal from a micro-credential program before completion will result in an update to the OSAP for micro-credential application and assessment. This may result in a recalculation and overpayment of your grant or loan funding.