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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.

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. 

OSAP Document Processing Time

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 23, 2022, we are working on documents submitted on the following dates:

Document Type 2021-2022 Processing Date
Academic Progress

May 14

Family Breakdown Review

May 3

Full-Time Supporting Documents

May 12

Reviews and Appeals

May 11

Full-Time Signature Pages May 16
Part-Time Signature Pages

May 6

Part-Time Supporting Documents

May 5

Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS)

May 15

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 for Fall/Winter

If you're an Ontario resident attending Ryerson, you may be eligible to apply for OSAP! To learn more about your OSAP options, please review our full-time OSAP and part-time OSAP web pages.

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.

Additional Financial Assistance

Still looking for financial assistance beyond OSAP? Browse our website to learn more about other opportunities, including Scholarships and Bursaries. If you're looking for campus jobs, visit our Student Employment web page.

To view information about important school-wide services, please visit the university's COVID-19 page. If you are a current student and would like to reach us at the ServiceHub, please visit our ServiceHub Contact page.