How long does my OSAP application take to process?
If you have submitted your signature pages and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office, it will take 4-6 weeks from the date of your application, however, for fall applications submitted during the spring and summer, this may take longer due to Ministry processing times. Your status on the OSAP website www.osap.gov.on.ca will indicate that these documents have not been received until our office processes them. You will receive notification from OSAP once your file has been updated.
Submitting your MSFAA
Print, complete, and sign your MSFAA (Master Student Financial Aid Agreement)
After you submit your online OSAP Application for Full-Time Students, print your MSFAA. You can also ask the ministry to mail it to you, but we recommend that you print it yourself. If you applied for OSAP using a paper application, your MSFAA will be mailed to you. Read the terms and conditions, then complete and sign your MSFAA.
Take your MSFAA to a Canada Post Outlet
Take your MSFAA to a designated Canada Post Outlet right away. You don’t have to wait for classes to begin. You may also take your MSFAA to a NSLSC kiosk, but they are only available at certain times of year. You must present the following two pieces of documentation to prove your identity:
- Proof of your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- Your Social Insurance card, or
- An official Government of Canada document that contains your Social Insurance Number (e.g., a Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, a Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions, or a Confirmation of Social Insurance Number from Service Canada).
- One piece of valid photo ID issued in Canada by the federal, provincial or territorial government. Examples of acceptable ID: Canadian passport, permanent resident or citizenship card, Ontario photo card, valid driver’s licence or provincial health card with photo. Student ID cards are not acceptable forms of photo ID.
Note for Students Studying Outside of Canada:
If you can’t go to a designated Canada Post outlet (or NSLSC kiosk) because you’re not in Canada, mail your MSFAA and proof of identity (a legible photocopy of the front and back is acceptable) to:National Student Loans Service Centre PO Box 4030 Mississauga, ON L5A 4M4.
- You’ll be provided with only one MSFAA for all your OSAP applications. You’ll be presented with your MSFAA at the end of each of your online applications, but you only need to print one copy and submit it once, as described above.
- Once your MSFAA is submitted, it’s good for the duration of your full-times studies provided you don’t have more than a 2-year break in full-time studies. You won’t have to submit it again if you apply for OSAP next year. If you are required to submit a new MSFAA in the future, the Ministry will let you know.
- You can review the terms and conditions of your MSFAA at any time.
What is the cover page?
You do not have to submit your OSAP Cover page. This document is not necessary.
What do I do if I forgot my password?
For OAN retrieval and password resets, you must visit a Financial Aid Office with OSAP access at any College or University. You must have your Valid Government issued Photo ID and Social Insurance Card. At Georgian College this service is available at the Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses. We recommend you call before visiting Orillia (ext 3010) and Owen Sound (ext 2024) for contact information.
What are the office hours of Georgian’s Financial Aid office?
Office hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
When is tuition due and does OSAP cover my deposit?
Deposit options and payment deadlines are listed on your invoice. OSAP funding is not available to cover the deposit. For more information about tuition deadlines, fees and registration please visit Tuition and Related Fees.
How can we help you?
- Student Access Guarantee.
- Staying Interest Free OSAP interest free status information.
- Partners in Student Assistance – The people you need to know.
- What is the difference between a Loan and OSAP?
- Government of Canada Financial Planner Calculator.
- Get Great Budgeting Tips!.
- Apply for a Bursary:
- Find out about Awards and Scholarships.
- Important changes that affect your loan and/or grant – stay up-to-date!
- OSAP repayment information.
- LAURENTIAN@GEORGIAN STUDENTS.
You can find us at the Barrie Campus in the Administrative Building, Office of the Registrar. Our Office Hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please drop in and see us, or book an appointment with a Financial Aid Officer to discuss your concerns.
Tuition and related fees
- Details on how to pay your fees are outlined on our Fees & Web Registration information page.
- Students may also choose to defer a portion of their fees for a modest nonrefundable fee deferral charge.
- Check our Important Dates for fee payment deadlines.
Awards and Scholarships
Close to $272,000 in student assistance is available to new students through the Georgian College’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations Awards and Scholarships program. Georgian offers over 300 Entrance Awards, the largest number of any college in Ontario. Some of these awards are program specific while others are available to all first-year students. Search through our Entrance Awards listings or call or drop into the Foundation Office for assistance.
Looking for more information on entrance, undergraduate and graduate awards? Head over to our awards page.
Ontario Student Assistance Program
The purpose of OSAP is to supplement, not to replace, the financial resources the student (and/or his/her family, if applicable) is expected to contribute. OSAP is not intended to meet all educational and living costs. Planning, Saving and budgeting is your key to success.
For complete OSAP information and application, please visit http://osap.gov.on.ca.
Change of Address?
You must update any address changes with your Financial Aid Office, the National Student Loan Service Centre – 1-888-815-4514 AND with the Registrar’s Office.
Who Can Apply?
Canadian Citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who are residents of Ontario
When applying for OSAP please have the following available:
- Social Insurance Number
- Date that you last attended High School on a full time basis
- Driver’s License number
- Make, Model, year, License plate number, and current gross market value of all vehicles owned or leased by you (and your spouse if applicable)
- Information from partner or parents (if applicable)
- Date of birth – partner or parents (if applicable)
- Access to Income Tax Return – partner or parents (if applicable)
Supporting Documentation you will need to provide depending on your current status:
- You are married
- Copy of marriage certificate
- You are in a Common Law or same-sex relationship
- An affidavit signed by you and your partner confirming that you have been living together for at least 3 years or are raising any children of whom you are both the natural parents
- You are a Sole-support parent
- Widowed or Never married with a copy of death certificate (if widowed) and an affidavit confirming your children will be living with you on a full time basis during your study period and copy of your Child Tax Benefit
- You are Separated, Divorced, or Widowed and have NO dependent children- A copy of your legal separation agreement
- Divorced – A copy of your divorce agreement
- You are a permanent Resident or protected person – permanent resident with a Canadian Immigration Record or permanent Resident Card (both sides)
- Protected persons – photocopy of your valid protected persons status document (ppSD) and a photocopy of your temporary Social Insurance Number (SIN) card
PLEASE NOTE: You can save an OSAP application on-line and return to it later to finish or add information. Once you have submitted the application for processing contact your Financial Aid Office to update your file if necessary.
How a student gets their funds
The process of picking up and signing loan documents before each term of study is ending. The biggest change that you will notice is that you no longer have to line up at your school’s financial aid office to get your OSAP loan document before each term, and then submit it to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC).
Canada and Ontario are implementing a lifetime loan agreement that will cover you for all the time you are in full-time post-secondary studies; this lifetime loan agreement is called the “Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement”, or “MSFAA”.
What do I have to do after submitting my OSAP application?
Immediately after submitting your OSAP application, you must:
- Print and submit to the Georgian College Financial Aid Office your Consents, Instruction, Declarations and Signature pages and any requested supporting documentation. Processing of these forms can take 6 to 8 weeks, so apply early!
- Print and submit, in person, your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) to the designated post office. Be sure to take your government issued photo ID and social insurance card when submitting the MSFAA. Refer to the Georgian College Financial Aid website.
How do I know how much I will receive?
The Student Financial Assistance Branch will send to you a Notice of Assessment once the processing of your application is complete. You may also check your status for updates by logging into your OSAP account.
How will I get my money?
At the start of the school year, if your OSAP has processed, Georgian’s Financial Aid Office will electronically confirm your enrolment with the Student Financial Assistance Branch (SFAB). SFAB will then authorize the National Student Loan Service Centre to process an electronic funds transfer to your bank account for the first OSAP disbursement.
You must confirm your income before the release of your second disbursement, which is generally halfway through your study period (e.g., January). It is required before second funding disbursement. SFAB will provide you with instructions about a month before your second disbursement.
What do I do if I’m not receiving OSAP this semester (and have in previous semesters) or am registered for Co-op:
- Please contact the Financial Aid Office once you are registered in class or on a co-op for an electronic confirmation of your registration to prevent your previous loans from accruing interest. Co-op students must complete a Confirmation of Interest-free Status form and provide a signed copy of their learning agreement.
- If you have received OSAP funding prior to Aug. 1, 2000 you must also confirm your enrollment with your previous bank lender and the National Student Loan Centre. Additional information on your responsibilities to your lender(s) is available in the Financial Aid Office or on the OSAP website.
If you have any questions regarding the above information, please call the Financial Aid Office 705-728-1968, ext 5267 or refer to the OSAP website at the OSAP website - post-secondary education
Students are required to consolidate their student loans with their lending institution within six months of the end date of the study period that is on record with their lender. If you are not returning to post-secondary studies you must contact your lending institution and advise them of any change to your address and confirm when your loan consolidation papers are to be signed.
If you are not in a financial position to begin repayment by the due date, you may be eligible to apply for Interest Relief, which is available for both Canada and Ontario Student Loans. Applications for Interest Relief are available from your lender(s).
Do not delay in approaching your lender(s) for information. If you run into financial difficulty once you begin repaying your student loans, speak with your lending institution to see if alternative arrangements can be made.
Consequences of Student Loan Default
There are severe penalties for student loan defaults.
Some of the possible consequences include:
- No future student loan assistance
- Bad credit rating; collection proceedings
- Legal action
- Loss of income tax refunds
- Loss of loan forgiveness
- Additional interest charges
It is in your interest to make every effort to avoid defaulting.
Returning to Full-Time Post Secondary Studies
If you return to full-time post-secondary studies, you must provide to your lender(s) proof of enrollment as soon as you are registered whether you apply for a new student loan or not. Proof of enrollment can be provided with either new student loan documents or CIFS Form (Continuation of Interest Free Status / Confirmation of Enrollment). This will ensure that your lender(s) has a record of the new end date for your study period and that your loans are maintained in interest-free status. You can pick this form up at the Financial Aid office, or print it directly from the OSAP website. Upon receipt of the proper documentation, the Financial Aid office will update your information with your lender(s) electronically.
If you have loans prior to August 2000, your loans are being held by the financial institution (bank) you negotiated your loans with. Loans negotiated after August 2000, your Canada Student Loan is with the National Student Loan Centre, and your Ontario Student Loan is with the financial institution (bank) you negotiated your OSL with. Loans negotiated after August 2001 are with the National Student Loan Centre.
Your lender is the:
- National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC)
2 Robert Speck Parkway
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to keep them informed of any address change!
Students who have received OSAP assistance from a private school must also contact the:
- NSLSC – Private Institution Division
PO Box 779, Station U
Toronto, On M8Z 5P9
1-866-587-7452 within North America
416-503-6671 outside North America – collect
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have received OSAP assistance prior to August 1, 2000 for Canada Student Loan Assistance and August 1, 2001 for Ontario Student Loan Assistance will also need to keep their bank lender informed of any change of address.
Canada Student Loan
When a student has defaulted on previous Canada Student Loans, they must apply for clearance to be considered for further OSAP funding. They can apply for clearance by writing a letter explaining what efforts they have made to avoid defaulting on their loan or what circumstances led to the default and what efforts they have since made to pay back the loan. Remorse for past actions and clear goals for the future (and repayment of future loans) should be stated in the letter.
The request must include Social Insurance Number, return address, telephone number (including area code) and the name of the post-secondary institution that they are planning to attend. Contact the National Student Loan Service Centre at 1-888-815-4514 and ask to speak to a Canada Student Loan Representative
Allow approximately 12 weeks for a decision to be made regarding the granting of a request for clearance.
Ontario Student Loan
If you have defaulted on a previous Ontario Student Loan or on the repayment of a provincially funded bursary overpayment, you must repay the outstanding principal and any interest and costs before you can be considered eligible for Ontario Student Loan funding. A letter explaining the circumstances and proof of payment must be submitted to the Ministry:
- Student Support Branch, Ministry of Education and Training
P.O. Box 4500
189 Red River Rd, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, On
Students in default of Ontario Student Loans who want to repay, must contact the Management Board Central Collection.
(416) 326-0500 or 1-800-387-5604
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PLANNING, SAVING, BUDGETING!
Planning to attend a post-secondary school is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. A post-secondary education is an investment and should be treated as an investment. The cost of higher education is steadily increasing, therefore saving and budgeting for post-secondary school is necessary to successfully complete your education. Students will need to learn how to budget and stick to it.
BUDGETING IS THE FOUNDATION OF GOOD FINANCIAL PLANNING
- It is your plan to achieve your goal
- It is a Financial Health Habit
- Self discipline puts you in control
- Make it a habit and a discipline
Bottom line: Is your money where you need it when you need it?
- Keep your budget current – revise it as fortunes change
- Review your budget monthly – are you on target?
- When you subtract your expenses from your incoming money, does it balance?
- What variable expenses can you reduce if necessary?
- Don’t live a lifestyle above your means or one that you may be used to
- Plan for the future; try to save money as often as possible, even if it is only $5 at a time
- Keep organized records of all your financial affairs (receipts, etc)
- Maintain a good credit standing
- If borrowing, borrow only the minimum amount you need
- Investigate all borrowing options, and choose wisely
- Save credit cards for emergencies only!
- Even in emergencies, limit credit card use and available credit!
- Explore part-time jobs at the college
Please use this budgeting information to help plan your educational needs. Start by filling out this student budgeting form.
What should I do to prepare for the cost of my education? Saving for your education is your key to success. How you fund your education is a decision that needs to be made early; some options include: Financial Institution/bank loan (If you are applying for a private student line of credit at a bank or financial institution, different rules and procedures may apply, so check with your bank or financial institution on their procedures and deadlines).
- Check the website for the Royal Bank or the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
- Saving for your education is most crucial; do not expect full funding of your education from another source as it is not always available. The more money you can save for your education the less debt you will face after graduation.
WHERE DOES ALL MY MONEY GO?
Here’s a breakdown of expenses that you might not think about when planning your budget. Little expenses can add up quickly, so it pays to reflect on all the things you’ll want during your time at Georgian.
|One movie, every Tuesday, for a year||$300|
|One coffee, every school day, for 8 months||$258|
|Order pizza, once a week, for a year||$780|
|One case of beer, once a week, for a year||$2002|
|$30 hair cut, once a month||$258|
|Lunch out, three times a week, for a year||$907|
|Late video returns, 2 days late, once a month||$144|
|$5 cover charge, once a week, for a year||$260|
|Three bar drinks, twice a week, for a year||$1404|
|One pack of cigarettes per day, for a year||$2847|
This page was revised November 30, 2012, for more details visit www.osap.gov.on.ca
Am I eligible for the Ontario Tuition Grant?
You could be eligible for 30% off tuition, if:
- you’re a full-time student at a public college or university in Ontario
- you’ve been out of high school for less than four years
- you’re in a program you can apply to directly from high school (e.g., undergraduate level)
- you meet the citizenship and residency requirements
- your parents’ gross income (total before taxes) is $160,000 or less
How to apply
Have you applied for OSAP? If you have applied for OSAP, you will automatically be considered for 30% Off Ontario Tuition.
Log in to OSAP to check your status and:
- find out if you’re approved for the grant
- if there are things that still have to be done
- get details on your grant
If you’re not applying for OSAP, here’s what you’ll need to do to apply for the Ontario Tuition Grant
- your Social Insurance Number
- your parent(s) Social Insurance Number(s)
- the amount on Line 150 of your parent(s) 2011 tax return(s)
To apply online, you’ll need to:
1. register as a new online user (you will get a unique ID number and create a password)
2. complete and submit the online application
3. print the signature page of the application – have your parent(s) sign it
4. bring or send the signed document to your Financial Aid Office
Applied last year?
You need to apply online again for 2012-13.
This year, it’s easier! One application covers both terms, only your parents have to sign to verify their income and the paperwork goes to your school’s Financial Aid Office.
When will I get my grant?
You will get your grant once:
- all documents are received
- your parent’s income is verified
- your school confirms that you enrolled
When everything is done, it takes seven to 10 days for the money to be deposited directly into your bank account or a cheque to be mailed to the address you gave in the application.
Depending on when you apply, you’ll get your first instalment in the fall, and the second instalment in January.
For example, if you‘re in school from Sept. 4, 2012 to April 30, 2013, you need to submit your application by Jan. 30, 2013. If you’re at school for only one term, make sure to apply within the first 30 days.
How parents can help?
On your child’s 30% off application, you’ll need to provide:
- your Social Insurance Number
- the amount on Line 150 of your 2011 Canadian Income Tax return
- your signed consent(s) Canada Revenue Agency to verify your income.
Already applied for OSAP?
You don’t need to do anything. Once you’ve applied for OSAP, you’re automatically considered for the 30% off grant. Even if you don’t qualify for OSAP, you could still be eligible for the 30% off tuition.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides needs-based financial assistance to eligible students. Students are required to satisfactorily complete the academic requirements of their programs of study to continue to be eligible for financial assistance.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requires this office to monitor all OSAP students and notify you that you must demonstrate a clear commitment to your studies in order to be eligible for further OSAP assistance.
Inherent in this requirement is the expectation that you will progress through the different years of your program or, if the program is a one-year program geared to employment, that you will complete school and move into the workforce. Multiple program switches and/or withdrawals from programs funded by OSAP are considered lack of progress and academic direction on your part. Furthermore, if you receive OSAP funding at the start of your study period and do not attend your program, you may be restricted immediately. Please be aware that negotiating a loan and not attending school can be considered fraudulent.
If you fail to successfully complete a semester of studies or demonstrate a lack of academic direction our office will place you on OSAP academic probation for your next academic semester. You must succeed in all following periods of studies to maintain continuous eligibility for OSAP.
What will this do to my OSAP?
You will be withdrawn from OSAP, your file will be reassessed and any forthcoming funding will be cancelled. The OSAP funding is based on the number of weeks in your program of study. Your OSAP entitlement will be reassessed based on the actual number of weeks you attended classes. This may cause an overpayment on your file.
What is an Overpayment?
An Overpayment is funding you received that you are no longer entitled to.
How will an Overpayment affect me?
- If you withdraw from your fall semester and want to return to school at any post-secondary institution during the same academic year, your overpayment will be deducted from any new OSAP assessment. If you do not return to school within the same academic year, your overpayment will remain on your file, and it will not affect your next years OSAP assessment. However, if you receive a second overpayment or have had a previous overpayment (therefore, 2 years of overpayment), you will be restricted from OSAP until the most recent overpayment is paid in full.
- You will be ineligible for any loan forgiveness you may have been entitled to receive. This means you must repay all the funding you received.
- You will be placed on academic probation for OSAP purposes, which will remain on your file for the duration of your academic career.
- Your tuition and related fees refund, if you withdraw within the deadline period, will be sent to the National Student Loan Centre and applied as a payment against your student loan.
- Your loan payments will begin 6 months from the date of your withdrawal. Be sure to contact the National Student Loan Centre and/or your previous lender to arrange payments. (Refer to Repayment Information Sheet)
What are my Options?
Talk to your coordinator and/or counsellor first, before making any decisions. You may have options other than withdrawal.
Talk to him/her about possible:
- Extra help or tutoring for difficult courses
- Extensions on projects, tests, etc.
- Incomplete grades (I) – to allow further time to successfully complete your course(s)
Investigate all avenues before making a final decision keeping in mind withdrawal deadlines, academic penalties and OSAP reassessments.
Are you on a co-op work term or studying full-time without OSAP assistance?
- During co-op placements or if you return to full-time studies without further OSAP, the Continuation of Interest-Free Status is used to keep your loans in interest-free status and good standing. You must provide this form to the Financial Aid office for electronic submission to the National Student Loans Service Centre to have your file updated. This form cannot be submitted after the semester end date!
- If you are on a co-op placement, please print the Continuation of Interest-Free Status, complete the Student Information section and drop off or mail to your Financial Aid Office for electronic submission. Please be advised that CIFS forms will not be entered by our office unless you are currently registered full-time on Banner or in a co-op placement and have a current learning agreement on file with your co-op consultant. the form is available in the Financial Aid office or at http:osap.gov.on.ca
- If you have received OSAP funding prior to August 1, 2000 you must also confirm your enrolment with your previous bank lender and the National Student Loan Centre. Additional information on your responsibilities to your lender(s) is available in the Financial Aid Office or on the OSAP website, http://osap.gov.on.ca.
- It is your responsibility to follow-up with the NSLSC to ensure your loans are in good standing. Please visit the National Student Loan Service Centre online at https://nslsc.canlearn.ca/eng/default.aspx.
The Work Study Program is offered to students who display a financial need and to assist departments in the hiring of these students. To qualify for work study, students must be registered full-time and be eligible to apply for OSAP funding.
Please contact the individual departments or the Financial Aid Office for possible positions within the college.
Changes that affect your loan and/or grant
- All information provided by you, your parent(s), and your spouse (as applicable) in connection with your OSAP application is subject to verification and audit by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and by Revenue Canada. The ministry verifies all information to determine eligibility for future funding and also before it issues any Ontario Student Opportunity Grant funding to which you may be entitled. A discrepancy between Revenue Canada information and the information reported on your OSAP application could mean that you would be required to repay all or part of your loan(s). In addition, you could be denied any Ontario Student Opportunity Grant funding and future funding.
Changes to your Circumstances:
- If your circumstances or those of your parent(s) or spouse or common-law partner change while your are attending school, you must inform your Financial Aid Office of these changes in writing immediately, as they may affect your loan assessment and thus the amount of assistance to which you are entitled. Changes to your circumstances for example may include changes in your financial or marital status.
Impact of Reducing your Course load:
- Students taking less than 60% of a full-course load or 40% for students with a permanent disability are considered by OSAP to be studying part-time. Once your course load drops below 60% you are required to repay your Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loans six months after you start studying part time. In addition, please see the information on academic progress restriction and probation.
Impact of Withdrawal from Classes:
- You must consult your financial aid office before withdrawing from class or stop attending classes. Withdrawing will affect your OSAP loan funding. The amount of OSAP loan you are eligible to receive will be recalculated based on the actual time you were in classes. In most situations you will have received more loan than you are now entitled to receive, which will create an overpayment on your file. In addition, you will no longer be eligible for an Ontario Student Opportunity Grant. If you withdraw or stop attending classes, you should use any remaining OSAP loans you may have to immediately pay down your student loan. This will reduce the amount of loan you will be required to repay.
- If your OSAP application is reassessed and it is determined that you have received more loan(s) and/or grant than you are entitled to, the amount of the overpayment will be deducted from future loans. For example:
- If the reassessment is completed before the second portion of your loan is released, the remaining loan will be reduced by the amount of the overpayment.
- If the reassessment is completed after you have received your entire loan, the amount of the overpayment may be deducted from future loans (if applicable) or you will be required to repay the overpayment.
- In addition, if you have received a bursary (e.g., Child Care Bursary), you may be required to repay all or a portion of it. The reassessment may also affect your Ontario Student Opportunity Grant.
Notice of Overpayment:
- If it has been determined that you received more loan(s) and/or grant than you are entitled to, you will be sent a Notice of Overpayment outlining the reasons for the overpayment, and the steps you must take to repay the loan(s) and/or grant. You must repay the overpayment upon receipt of the notice.
If you neglect to repay the total amount of the overpayment or do not make repayment arrangements, you may be ineligible for further assistance.
Georgian Bursary Program
Georgian College has established a bursary fund to aid eligible students who have applied for OSAP and require additional assistance in funding their education expenses. The bursary is valued at a minimum of $500; however the value may vary from term to term as funds permit. The bursary will be applied as a payment towards any outstanding balance with the College or as a deposit towards next semester’s tuition, if applicable.
- Fall term: last business day in October
- Winter term: last business day in February
- Summer term: last business day in June
How do I submit the application?
Apply online for a Georgian College bursary.
- You must have completed an OSAP application for the current academic year.
- You must be enrolled full-time in the current academic year, be in good academic standing.
Ontario First Generation Bursary
Who can apply?
- You must be a student whose parents have never attended full-time or part-time post-secondary studies in Canada or elsewhere.
- You must have completed an OSAP application for the current academic year.
- You must be enrolled full-tme in the current academic year and be in good academic standing.
- You must be returning to full-time study at Georgian College for the winter or summer semester 2011.
- You must complete the Ontario First Generation Bursary application.
- You must demonstrate a financial need on the budget provided.
- Application deadline: Last business day in January.
Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training (PSET) Bursary
Georgian College is pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario has allocated funds to create a bursary fund for Aboriginal Post secondary Education Students through the Ministry’s Access and Opportunities Strategy. This bursary will provide direct support to aboriginal students with financial need to attend post-secondary studies.
- you must be considered an Ontario resident (resident of Ontario, minimum of 12 months prior to your first day of study at Georgian College)
- you must be enrolled in the current academic year of study in a post secondary program
- you must be an aboriginal student, who has self identified with the college. (If you have not self identified, please contact the Aboriginal Resource Centre, Kathy Marsden, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , visit or call 705-728-1968 ext 1316 before applying)
- you must have a financial need
If you believe you meet the above criteria, please submit the completed application by the last business day in January. (All questions must be answered or your submission will not be considered).
Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary
- Open to students with financial need, are of Métis ancestry and are enrolled in any year, in any program at any campus.
Two forms are required: the Métis Student Awards Verification Form and the Métis Application for Post Secondary Assistance (both in award file).
- Eligibility determined by Financial Aid and Métis Nation of Ontario.
- Application deadline: last business day in January.