Tool Helps Students and Families See if They Could be Eligible for Free Tuition from Province Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
With applications now open for college and university programs, Ontario has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province.
By entering basic information at Ontario.ca/osap, in just a few clicks students will learn whether they are eligible for free tuition and how much aid they could receive from the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
Starting in the 2017-18 school year, the new OSAP will:
- Provide free average tuition to more than 150,000 students across Ontario whose parents earn less than $50,000 a year
- Provide more generous grants to make college and university more affordable for students from middle income families
- Provide greater access to grants for mature and married students
- Reduce the provincial debt load for about 80 per cent of all OSAP recipients.
Ontario is also redesigning OSAP for the digital age by making it easier to use. Students can apply, check their status and manage their financial aid anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Expanding access to college and university is part of our government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.