Post Secondary Information Package.pdf
College Application Process
College Fall Preview Days 2018.docx
Applying to Ontario Colleges
- Researching programs and applying to an Ontario college is very straight forward and can all be done through www.ontariocolleges.ca
- 28 Ontario Colleges
- 4500 Programs
This website allows you to:
- Research the programs and colleges available
- Apply to any of Ontario's 26 public colleges
- Review and update your college application
- View and accept offers of admission
- Highly Competitive Program Information (https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/apply/highly-competitive-programs)
University Application Process
University Fall Preview Days 2018.docx
- A guide to Ontario's universities for high school students
- Provides pre-requisites information and approximate admission averages
- 23 Ontario Universities
- > 2000 Programs
Ontario Univeristies' Application Centre (OUAC)
The following websites are a great place to begin your research and career exploration in the skilled trades:
Ontario College of Trades
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Women in the Skilled Trades: Myths and Realities
Speak to a counsellor about the many opportunities in this high demand pathway.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
How to Apply for OSAP (https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-apply-osap)
NEW THIS YEAR!
- When applying to OSAP there is an option to populate your information directly from your College/University application.
- This saves time and duplication
What is OSAP and when should I apply?
- Government student assistance program made up of:
- Grants – non-repayable
- Loans – money that needs to be repaid
- Combination of Federal and Provincial funding
- Interest free while enrolled in full time post-secondary education
- Repayment begins 6 months after you cease to be a full time student
- Complete application on-line by end of June to allow for processing time
- Pay attention to important dates and deadlines
How much OSAP will I receive?
- OSAP funding is based on many factors including:
- Student's resources
- Family size – are you married or common law?
- Are you an independent student – out of high school for 4 or more years?
- Use Aid Estimator on OSAP for approximate funding assessment – amount subject to change
- OSAP is not designed to cover all expenses, students are expected to be contributing to their education as well
- Possible OSAP appeals available:
- Additional Local Travel if you live at home
- Check with your financial aid office for further assistance
- You will be required to provide SIN number
- It is important to write down your OAN number, password and challenge questions - keep them in a safe place!
- IMPORTANT – If you forget password or OAN number, visit any Financial Aid office with gov't ID and SIN card
- Application will require student's income earned before and during study period
- OSAP will automatically remit funding to your school if a balance is due
Last Steps – after you have reviewed & submitted application
- Print signature/consent pages, complete and upload online or submit to Financial Aid office
- Print and complete Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) and submit IN PERSON to a designated post office with SIN card and government photo ID
- If you are a student who may require accessibility services or accommodations, contact your institution's Student Accessibility Services office to learn about additional funding that could be available to you
- Monitor application status online through your OSAP portal
Release of Information (Option in your OSAP profile)
- We are unable to speak to parents without consent from student
- Voluntary selection, can be changed at any time
- Not the same as giving up control of your OSAP account; forms, dates, deadlines, etc. are still your responsibility
- Scholarship report available in guidance bi-monthly