30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant

Ensuring that postsecondary education is accessible and affordable for Ontario’s undergraduate students by helping eligible students pay for their tuition.

Apply now. The 2015-16 application is open.

The 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant is for undergraduate students going to a public college, university or private postsecondary school in Ontario.  If you’ve already applied for OSAP, you’ll be automatically considered for this grant.

For the 2015-2016 academic year the grant provides up to:

$1830 for university and college degree students

 $850  for college diploma and certificate students

Am I eligible?

You could be eligible for 30% Off tuition if:

  • you’re a full-time student at a public college, university or private postsecondary school  in Ontario approved for OSAP
  • you’ve been out of high school for:
    • less than 4 years (or less than 6 years if you have a permanent disability), or
    • more than 4 years but less than 5 years and you’re in the 4th or 5th year of an eligible co-op program
  • 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

Definition: Full-time studies

Definition: Permanent disability

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Frequently asked questions

I haven’t been able to attend full-time post-secondary studies within 4 years of leaving high school. Am I still eligible?

Can I get 30% Off tuition….

What if I already applied for OSAP this academic year?

You don’t need to submit another application.

When you apply for OSAP, you’ll be considered for this grant.

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How to apply

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) (if they have been assigned them)
  • the amount on Line 150 of your parent(s) 2014 tax return(s) (if they filed taxes in Canada)
  • information about your parent(s)’ total gross income (if they didn’t file taxes in Canada)

In a co-op program?

Only your study terms are eligible for 30% Off tuition: 

Length of study How to apply
One study term only or back-to-back study terms for the academic year Apply once. 
Study terms for the fall and spring/summer terms only Apply for each term separately. If you missed the deadline for your fall application, contact your financial aid office as you may still be eligible to apply.

Questions? Contact your financial aid office for complete details.

Applied for 30% Off tuition last year?

You’ll need to apply again for 2015-16.

Frequently asked questions

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Application deadline

Your 2015-16 30% Off tuition application must be received by your financial aid office no later than 60 days before your study period end date.

Definition: Study period

Required document deadline

All required documents must be received by your financial aid office no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.  Documents received after your deadline date will not be considered.

When will I get my grant?

You will get your grant after:

  • all required documents are received and approved,
  • your parent’s income is verified with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and
  • your school confirms that you enrolled

Your school confirms your enrolment before the start of your study period (e.g., in the fall) and again before the start of your second term (e.g., in January).

After that happens, 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.

Log into your account to view the estimated release date of your grant

Frequently asked questions

If you haven’t received your grant

Contact your financial aid office if you’ve provided all required documents but not received your grant. You must contact them before your study period ends. You may not receive any funds after your study period is over.

Find a financial aid office

What if I’m not eligible?

You can request a review of your application for 30% Off tuition. Grounds for review include:

  • a change to your parent’s income because of exceptional circumstances such as a serious illness, job loss or retirement
  • exceptional expenses such as child support or spousal support payments.

See your financial aid office to discuss your review options.

Review request deadline

Any grant review request must be received no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.  Review requests received after your deadline date will not be considered.

Updated: October 30, 2015