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Important Dates

It is your responsibility to complete Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) applications promptly and submit any required documentation on time. 

Apply as soon as possible for OSAP each academic year! Due to the high volume of applications received each year we recommend that you submit all application details and all required documents at least one month prior to the start of your study period. Applications submitted after this time may not be processed in time for funding release at the start of term.

Note: Funding cannot be released until applications and all required documents are submitted, and your enrolment can be confirmed at the start of term.

2021-22 Study Periods

  • Fall 2021: September 7 to December 22, 2021.
  • Winter 2022: January 4 to April 25, 2022.
  • Fall/winter 2021-22: September 7, 2021 to April 25, 2022.
  • Spring 2022: May 2 to August 12, 2022.
    • Intersession 2022 (six-week courses): May 2 to June 20, 2022.
    • Summer session 2022 (six-week courses) July 4 to August 20, 2022.

2020-21 Study Periods

  • Fall 2020: September 8 to December 23, 2020
  • Winter 2021: January 11 to April 30, 2021
  • Fall/winter 2020/21: September 8, 2020 to April 30, 2021
  • Spring 2021: May 10 to August 16, 2021
    • Intersession 2021 (six-week courses): May 10 to June 27, 2021
    • Summer session 2021 (six-week courses) July 5 to August 21, 2021


  • Full-time OSAP application deadline: 60 days prior to end of study period.
    • Applications cannot be submitted for all three terms (Fall/Winter/Spring) at once.  
    • Applications must be submitted for fall-winter study period combined when enrolled full-time for both fall and winter terms.  
    • Spring applications are considered independent from fall-winter study period.  Review Spring Term Funding for details.
    • Co-op students refer to Co-op Funding for specific details regarding their program and varied streams of study/work-term.
  • Full-time OSAP supplementary documentation deadline: 40 days prior to end of study period.
  • Full-time OSAP review and extension form deadline:  40 days prior to end of study period.
  • Full-time Interest Free Status Form submissions: Submission begins 15 days prior to start of full-time study period and the submission deadline is 21 days before end of full-time study period.
  • Part-time OSAP application deadline: Deadline to apply and submit all required documentation is 40 days prior to end of term.
    • Note: Part-time applications must be submitted term-by-term.