New 30% Off Ontario Tuition

The “NEW 30% Off Ontario Tuition” is a recently introduced grant for full-time undergraduate university and college students.

 For the January semester you can receive a maximum grant of:

        $800 for university and college degree students

        $365 for college diploma and certificate students

 The deadline for applying for this new grant for the January semester is March 31, 2012If you already receive OSAP, you do not need to apply.  The grant will already have been applied for you with your OSAP application.  The grant will not be retroactive to semesters starting before January 2012.

 To qualify:

        you’re a full-time student at a public college or university in Ontario

        you’re in a first entry program — that is a program you applied to and entered directly from high


        it’s been less than four years since you left high school

        your family* gross income is $160,000 or less

        your parent(s) must have filed their 2010 tax returns

        you’re a Canadian citizen and an Ontario resident

To apply, you will need:

        Your OSAP access number

        Your social insurance number

        Your parent(s) date(s) of birth

        Your family* combined net income (line 150)

 * Family refers to spouses (married or common-law) or custodial parent.

If you have any questions while entering the information on your application, please click on the FAQ link below:

If you have questions that are not answered by the link above, please call the OSAP hotline


Let’s get started.  Click on the link below:

If you don’t have an OSAP access number, click on “New User Registration” and fill in the requested information to receive your OSAP Access Number.

 New User Registration

Once you complete registration, an access number will be given to you.

 If you have an access number, enter your access number and password to sign in.

 Login screen

Click on “Log in”

Click the radio button to select the “New 30% off Ontario Tuition”.

Click “Next”

Click on “Start an OTG app”.

On the school information section, enter the name of the college or university you are attending using the drop down box, campus location and your student identification number.  Click next and save.

Enter your program name using the search engine and drop down box and course load percentage.  Click next and save.

Enter your citizenship and residency information.  Click next and save.

Confirm your social insurance number, first name, last name, date of birth and gender.  Enter your address and phone number.  Confirm your mailing address and residence are the same.  Confirm your language of correspondence, emails about changes to application and email address.

Confirm last month and year of high school.  If you have your Ontario Education Number, enter it.  Your Ontario Education Number is a nine digit number that is assigned to all elementary and secondary school students and is usually included on all correspondence pertaining to that person.  If you do not have the information available, continue to the next field.

Confirm release of personal information to a parent or spouse and enter their name and date of birth.

Important:  Under parent information, if parents are separated or divorced, make sure to specify which parent the applicant is living with and fill in the income from line 150 of his/her 2010 tax return.  A student is eligible if the parents combined income (if parents are together by marriage or common-law) is less than $160,000.

Click to submit once completed.

Print the form for parent(s) and applicant.  Parent(s) must sign the parent form and applicant must sign the applicant form.


Once signed, fax to 807-343-7278

Or mail to:

Student Financial Assistance Branch

Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities

PO Box 4500

189 Red River Road, 4th Floor

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6G9

Grants should be received within 4 to 6 weeks after the signed forms have been submitted.

If you require a summer semester in 2012, you must apply for the tuition grant by July 16, 2012.

To receive the credit for the September semester, OSAP will work with colleges and universities to have the 30% off tuition deducted before students receive their bill for tuition.

Please refer below for the annual maximums.  Starting in September 2012, the grant pays:

         $1,600 a year for students in a degree program at a college or university

         $730 a year for students in a certificate or diploma program at a college


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