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Co-op Funding

Co-op students are eligible to apply for OSAP during their study terms, and can apply for full-time funding when taking courses while completing their work term.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, there are some things to consider:

  • If you are earning above $5,600 per term, you must include your gross co-op earnings on your application as study period income.
  • Your study and work terms are considered separate study periods and the appropriate reinstatement/extension forms must be submitted through the academic year by the required deadlines for each individual study period.
  • You will use up more terms of your student grant lifetime limit (i.e. Ontario Student Grant funding is limited to a lifetime maximum of eight terms of funding).
  • You will use up more weeks of your OSAP lifetime limit.
  • You may incur more debt.

Application Process

  • Fall work term: If applying for a fall work term, complete the full-time OSAP application online and select your program work term from the program selection list. You will need to complete an OSAP Winter Extension Form to reinstate your application for your study period(s) following the end of your fall work term.
  • Winter work term: If applying for a winter work term after already completing an OSAP application for your fall study period(s), complete an OSAP Winter Extension Form to reinstate your application. An OSAP Spring Extension Form will be required to reinstate your application for your spring study term (if applicable).
  • Spring work term: If applying for a work spring term after already completing an OSAP application for your fall and/or winter study period(s), complete an OSAP Spring Extension Form to reinstate your application.

Note: You are required to log in to access the OSAP Winter and Spring Extension Forms. Login instructions: Enter your MyLaurier username and Laurier password. Your username and password are the same as when logging into MyLearningSpace, Student Gmail or LORIS. If you are unsure of your password, please contact the ICT Service Desk at support@mylaurier.ca.

If you have questions about how to apply for OSAP while on your co-op work term, contact the Financial Aid office at studentawards@wlu.ca.

Note: You are required to log in to access the OSAP Spring Extension Form. Login instructions: Enter your MyLaurier username and Laurier password. Your username and password are the same as when logging into MyLearningSpace, Student Gmail or LORIS. If you are unsure of your password, please contact the ICT Service Desk at support@mylaurier.ca.