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Student Financial Assistance
Welcome to Student Financial Assistance! If you’re looking for information on government financial aid programs such as OSAP, out-of-province student loans, and U.S. student loans, you're in the right place. You can also find content on Ask Ryerson, external link - a great tool for instant answers, 24 hours a day.
When you upload documents to your OSAP portal, the Student Financial Assistance team needs to review them before your application can process. OSAP document processing time varies depending on the type of document. Please note it takes approximately three to six weeks from your date of submission to process OSAP documents, with slightly longer than normal processing times during peak periods (September, January, May).
For Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS) applications submitted online, please allow two to three weeks from your date of submission for processing.
Once your documents have been reviewed, you will receive a status update through your OSAP message centre.
Applications for the 2022/23 academic year will be reviewed beginning in early July. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks from July for your application to process. Updates will be available via your OSAP message centre.
As of Monday, May 16, 2022, we are working on documents submitted on the following dates:
|Document Type||2021-2022 Processing Date|
|Family Breakdown Review||
|Full-Time Supporting Documents||
|Reviews and Appeals||
|Full-Time Signature Pages||May 7|
|Part-Time Signature Pages||
|Part-Time Supporting Documents||
|Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS)||
News and Important Updates
Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday Closures
As we’re dedicating extra effort to behind-the-scenes processing to get OSAP and other government financial aid out even faster to students, the Student Financial Assistance team is unavailable on Wednesdays and Fridays via the ServiceHub. If you require our assistance, please touch base on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.
OSAP: You might be eligible for more!
The OSAP application uses a standard set of criteria to determine financial need, but your circumstances might be different. If you have made changes to your living arrangements, travel costs, and other circumstances, you may qualify for more funding. To learn more, check out our OSAP Forms, Appeals & Reviews web page.
Financing Your Education
Investing in your education is one of the most rewarding and costly investments you can make. Stay in control of your finances by planning your education expenses ahead, budgeting monthly, and managing your money effectively. To learn more, please visit our Financing Your Education web page.