OSAP application

OSAP Application Form

The OSAP application form is really not that difficult to complete, especially the OSAP application online. Although filling out applications for college and for student aid can be extremely stressful and time consuming, it becomes more stressful when you find out that your aid was denied because you didn’t fill out the application completely, or correctly. You need to know how to fill out the Ontario OSAP application form the right way the very first time.

The 2010 OSAP application form is available online, so it is easy to access. You should put aside plenty of time to fill out the online OSAP application form – you do not want to rush through this process. Note that because this is an online application, you can save your work and return to it later. Applying online is free, however if you opt to apply using a paper OSAP application form, there is a $10 fee.

Start by ensuring that you are using the right OSAP forms. There is a form for fulltime students and for part time students. A full time student is defined as a student who is taking at least 60% of a full course load – unless you are disabled, in which case you must be taking at least 40% of a full course load to be considered a fulltime student.

This OSAP application online will be used to determine your eligibility for numerous OSAP programs. These programs include the Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan, the Ontario Student Opportunity Grant, The Ontario Access Grant, the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship, the Ontario Access Grant for Crown Wards, and others. Your eligibility for the Ontario Special Bursary Program, or OSBP, will also be determined with this OSAP application, but if you are eligible for the OSBP program, you may have to fill out additional applications at a later date. The OSAP will give you this information after you have applied, and your application has been evaluated.

The Canada OSAP application form is fairly simple in terms of the questions that are asked. You will need to have specific information available for your 2010 OSAP application form. You will need verification of your income and your citizenship. If you are married, in a common law relationship, or a dependent of your parents or guardian, you will need their income information as well – and there are certain parts of the application that will need to be filled out by these individuals, as it applies to your situation.

Make sure that you are filling out the right OSAP form for the school and OSAP program that you want to attend. You do not have to be accepted by that school before applying for aid, but you should have at least already applied to the school for admission. Check the year for the OSAP online application form that you are filling out as well. The 2010 OSAP application should be used if you will be starting school between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011. The biggest problems seem to arise from students using the wrong application form.

Some questions on the form may not apply to you. Those questions should be skipped. However, be careful not to skip questions that do apply to you, just because you don’t know the answer. Take the time to find out the answer, and supply this information, or your Ontario student assistance program application could be denied based on falsification! This is a serious offense that could prevent you from getting aid now and in the future. If you are not sure, and you cannot find the answer, make sure that you note this on the application, or contact the OSAP Ontario Canada for help in obtaining an answer that they will accept. You can learn more at: OSAP application.

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