School Funding Options to Explore
If you are heading to college or university in the fall, you are probably already thinking about how much tuition, books, living expenses, etc., are going to cost. Your first step should be to learn about how the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) can help you.
There are major changes to OSAP in place for Sept. 2017. More students will be eligible for grants and loans that will decrease the amount of money they owe once they graduate. Some students will even be eligible for free tuition! Find out how much money you can get from OSAP.
But don’t make OSAP your only stop on your search for financial assistance. Every college and university has a financial aid office that is an excellent resource for scholarships, bursaries and information about government funding programs. If you are a student who will be connecting with Accessible Learning Services, ask them about the OSAP bursary for students with disabilities.
Your financial aid office has all the information and assistance you will need. The sooner you contact them the better, so pick up the phone and give them a call. Or better yet, stop in to speak to someone in person – most financial aid offices don’t require an appointment. If you would like any help navigating OSAP or your financial aid office, please contact your local SAVTI counsellor.