Ontario Student Assistance Program

The Financial Aid Office administers various forms of financial assistance:
1. OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program which is a combination of the Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan)
2. OWSP (Ontario Work Study Program)
3. Bursary for Students with Disabilities

Students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and who are residents of Ontario, by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) definition, may apply for assistance under the Ontario Student Assistance Program. *Full-time students (studying at 60% or more of a full course load) may be eligible for assistance in the form of Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loans from OSAP on the basis of an established financial need. As OSAP is a needs-based program, the student's income and assets (and parent's income, if applicable) are taken into consideration. The OSAP program is designed to assist students and parents in meeting the cost of post-secondary education. It is meant to supplement, not replace, the financial responsibility of students and parents.

*NOTE: The definition of full-time for OSAP purposes is NOT the same as full-time to Lakehead University.

For more information about the OSAP application and guide, visit the Ministry's website at http://osap.gov.on.ca or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards, Lakehead University at (807) 343-8206.

Ontario Work Study Program (OWSP)
The OWSP program is designed to offer eligible students the opportunity to work part-time on campus and earn up to $2,000 per academic year to help offset some of the costs of education. Students must complete an OWSP application and student budget. Once approved, they can apply for any job available under the OWSP program. Applications are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards in September for jobs in the fall/winter term. As this program falls under the OSAP umbrella, students must meet the criteria to apply for OSAP and must demonstrate financial need.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
The BSWD program provides students with disabilities non-repayable funding to meet disability-related costs associated with their education, such as equipment and supplies. Students must meet the eligibility criteria for OSAP funding by demonstrating financial need in order to qualify.


See also:

Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Entrance Scholarships/Awards

In-Course Scholarships/Awards


Awards and Bursaries for Designated Student Groups
Part-time Student Financial Assistance
Transfer and Mature Student Awards
Aboriginal Native Canadian Student Awards
Bursaries for Students with a Disability
International Student Awards and Bursaries

Other Sources of Financial Assistance
Undergraduate Awards awarded off campus

Graduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Financial Aid - General Information
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