Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)/Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG)

Financial aid can come in many forms: grants, bursaries, scholarships, fellowships, debt reduction, interest relief, work study, or loans. To find out more about what aid is available, see Types of Aid. To learn more about the potential costs of your education and repayment obligations, see Plan Your Education.

Changes are coming to OSAP in the 2017/2018 academic year. Find out how this might affect you. Click here for FAQs.

About OSAP

OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) provides eligible Ontario students with financial aid to help pay for education-related costs such as tuition, books, living costs, and transportation.

About OTG

Ontario Tuition Grant is available to qualified full-time undergraduate University and College students.

Apply early, you don’t need to have received your program acceptance before applying for OSAP/OTG.


You can apply online or print the forms off mail to Algonquin College.  Check Contact Us Button at the top of page for mailing address.  NOTE: the Woodroffe campus at Algonquin College handles the OSAP applications for both the Woodroffe and Perth campuses of the OSAP website and mail them.

Use the on-line web site at http://osap.gov.on.ca/ for 2016-2017 year applications. You do not have to wait for a reply about admission to college or university to apply for OSAP. Most libraries and educational institutions have computers with Internet connections for public use. Note that 95% of OSAP applications are submitted on-line. When available a paper application can be downloaded from the OSAP web site.

Important information from the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC)