30% Off Ontario Tuition
Money you don't have to repay for students entering a public college or university from high school. If you’ve already applied for OSAP, you’ll be automatically considered for the 30% off tuition grant, too! For the 2013-2014 academic year:
for university and college degree students
for college diploma and certificate students
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Call the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University hotline for more information: 1-888-449-4478. It’s open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Am I eligible?
You could be eligible for 30% off tuition, if:
- you’re a full-time student at a public college or university in Ontario
- you’ve been out of high school for less than four years (or less than 6 years if you’re a student with a permanent disability)
- you’re in a program you can apply to directly from high school (e.g., undergraduate level)
- you meet the citizenship and residency requirements
- your parents’ gross income (total before taxes) is $160,000 or less.
How to apply
You can apply right now. The 2012-2013 tuition grant application is still open for some students and the 2013-2014 application is now open.
Applying for OSAP? Great. You don’t need to apply again. You’ll be automatically considered for 30% Off Ontario Tuition.
Log in to OSAP to check your status and:
- find out if you’re approved
- if there's things that still have to be done
- get details on your grant.
If you’re not applying for OSAP, here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- your Social Insurance Number
- your parent(s) Social Insurance Number(s)
- the amount on Line 150 of your parent(s) 2011 tax return(s)
To apply online, you’ll need to:
- register as a new online user (you will get a unique i.d. number and create a password)
- complete and submit the online application
- print the signature page of the application – have your parent(s) sign it
- bring or send the signed document to your Financial Aid Office.
Applied last year?
You need to apply online again for 2013-14.
Your deadline to apply depends on whether you’re going to school for 1, 2 or 3 terms.
Going to school for the spring/summer term? It’s not too late to apply for the 2012-13 academic year.
- $1680 for university and college degree students
- $770 for college diploma and certificate students
|Length of study||Deadline to apply for 2012-13|
|12-20 weeks (1 term)||30 days after the start of the study period|
|21-52 weeks (2-3 terms)||90 days before the end of the study period|
Take a look at some scenarios below to see if you can still apply.
- Study period May 5, 2013 - Aug. 1, 2013 deadline: June 3, 2013
- Study period Jan. 6, 2013 - Aug. 29, 2013 deadline: May 31, 2013
- Study period Sept. 9, 2012 - Aug. 22, 2013 deadline: May 24, 2013
If you’re applying for the 2013-14 academic year, you’ve got until 60 days before the end of your study period to apply.
When will I get my grant?
You will get your grant once:
- all documents are received
- your parent’s income is verified
- and your school confirms that you enrolled.
When everything is done, it takes 7 to 10 days for the money to be deposited directly into your bank account or a cheque to be mailed to the address you gave in the application.
Depending on when you apply, you’ll get your first instalment in the fall, and the second instalment in January.
I am a parent, what do I do?
For your child’s 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant application, you’ll need to provide:
- your Social Insurance Number
- the amount on Line 150 of your 2011 Canadian Income Tax return
- your signed consent(s), to contact Canada Revenue Agency to verify your income.
What if I already applied for OSAP?
You don’t need to do anything. Once you’ve applied for OSAP, you’re automatically considered for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant.