Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The objective of student financial assistance is to help students from lower and middle income families meet the costs of post-secondary education.
The intention is to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies by providing financial assistance for educational costs and basic living expenses. You (and your family, if applicable) are responsible for meeting the basic costs of your post-secondary education.
The purpose is to supplement, not to replace, the financial resources that you (and your family, if applicable) are expected to contribute. Assistance is based on financial need as established by the federal and/or provincial governments and as determined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) through an assessment of your application.
Educational costs (such as tuition fees, books and supplies, basic living expenses) and the resources that you (and your family, if applicable) are expected to contribute are taken into consideration. It is not the purpose of student financial assistance to supply all the assistance you may need to meet your educational and living costs.
See Also - Access Grants