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OSAP & Work Study

Workstudy

Another important component of Laurentian University's awards program is the Work Study Program. Work Study is designed to create part time on-campus jobs that provide students with valuable career and academic experience, while helping them meet the cost of their studies. Students must submit completed work study application forms to the Student Awards Office, 1st floor, R.D. Parker Building.

While we cannot guarantee employment, the Career and Employment Centre on campus will be pleased to assist you with your job search. Please contact the Career and Employment Centre for further information.

OSAP

Students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, who have been residents in Ontario for one year prior to beginning their studies and meet admission requirements of a Canadian university or an eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario, may apply for financial assistance from OSAP.


A student qualifies for OSAP on basis of an established financial need; funds are provided to supplement a student's own financial resources and those of his or her immediate family. A student who intends to pay tuition fees with government loans should have applied to OSAP before end of June of each year. If an application is forwarded after this date, it is likely that funds will not be available in time for payment of registration. In this case, students are required to cover first installment payment of tuition fees with their own resources.


Information and application forms are available at http://osap.gov.on.ca/ or from Student Awards Office, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6.

 

Course Withdrawals and Changes

If you withdraw from or fail a course(s), your OSAP entitlement will be reduced and this may result in an overpayment. If you incur an overaward, you may be restricted from OSAP, and you will be required to repay the loan overpayment in full in order to apply to OSAP in subsequent terms (even if you change institutions or return to study several years later). Consult the Student Awards Office before you withdraw from a course.

 

Full Time Status

If you're taking 60% (9 credits) or more of a full course load, please follow the following instructions. A person with a disability is a full-time student if he/she is taking at least 40% (6 credits) of a full course load.

In order to qualify for either Canada or Ontario student loans, you must register in and maintain a minimum course load of 60% in each term of study for which you are requesting assistance. In other words, you must be registered in 3 courses (or 9 credits) per term. For OSAP calculation purposes, a 6 credit September to April course is considered 3 credits in the 1st term an 3 credits in the 2nd term.

OSAP for Full Time Students for Spring/Summer 2017

Who Can Get This Aid

Full time students taking 60% or more of a full course load. Students with disabilities taking 40% or more of a full course load.

 

How to Apply

If you already have an active OSAP application for Laurentian University for the 2016-17 academic year, you are NOT required to submit a new "on-line" application. Please print the 2017 Spring/Summer Extension Application form and submit it to our office as soon as possible.

The official deadline to apply for the 2017 spring/summer session is May 29th, 2017. If you are taking spring/summer courses at Laurentian University and another institution, you must also complete the Studies at Another Institution form.

**If you don't have an active OSAP application for Laurentian University for the 2016-17 academic year, please submit a new application via the OSAP On-line Application process at http://osap.gov.on.ca/.

 

OSAP for Full Time Students for 2016-17 Fall/Winter sessions

2016-2017 OSAP applications are available in May 2015 Information and application forms are available at http://osap.gov.on.ca/ or from Student Awards Office, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6. 

 
Who Can Get This Aid

Full time students taking 60% or more of a full course load. Students with disabilities taking 40% or more of a full course load.

 

How to Apply

Use the 2016-2017 OSAP Application for Full-Time Students. This application is available online or in paper format. Applications are available in April. For complete details, see Filling out your Application.

 

How You Get Your Aid

You are required to sign and submit a declaration and signature page indicating that you have read and understood your rights and obligations. If you apply online, you will be able to print a copy from the website or request that the ministry mail it to you.  You will also be required to submit your MSFAA.   

 

What do I do with my Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA)?

  1. Review
    Your MSFAA is a legally binding agreement so review it carefully and read the terms and conditions. Make sure you check your personal information to ensure it is correct. If any information is incorrect, write the changes on the MSFAA and put your initials next to the changes. If your Social Insurance Number is incorrect, contact your provincial student-aid office because a new MSFAA will need to be issued.

  2. Complete
    Enter your bank account information in the appropriate section on the front page of your MSFAA (contact your bank or credit union if you need help) or write “VOID” across the front of a personal cheque and enclose it with your agreement.

  3. Sign
    Once you're sure that all the information is correct and you have read, understood and accepted the terms and conditions, sign your agreement. You must sign your MSFAA in order to receive funding by electronic fund transfer.

  4. Submit
    Take your signed MSFAA to a designated Canada Post Outlet with two pieces of appropriate identification. Canada Post will verify your identity then forward your MSFAA to the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) for processing. Don’t delay. Submit your MSFAA as soon as possible to ensure your loan is processed in time for the start of your studies.

 

Documents You Need to Provide

To view what documents you need to provide, click on the “View Application Details” link on your OSAP online account.  You will have access to your documents required under the title “Documents you must provide”.

You will be required to provide documents to support the information that you provide on your application. For example, if you are married, you will be required to provide a copy of your marriage certificate. When you complete an online application, the documentation that you must provide will be listed. It is important to note that some documents are required before OSAP can calculate your aid and others are required before your aid can be released.

OSAP for Part Time Students for Spring/Summer 2017

Who Can Get This Aid

Students who are taking from 20 to 59 percent of a full course load (less than 9 credits). Your program of study must be at the postsecondary level (degree, diploma or certificate program).

 

How to Apply

Use the 2016-2017 OSAP Application for Part-Time Students. This application is available online at www.osap.gov.on.ca.

 

 

OSAP for Part Time Students 2016-17 Fall/Winter sessions

Who Can Get This Aid

Students who are taking from 20 to 59 percent of a full course load.  Your program of study must be at the postsecondary level (degree, diploma or certificate program), and your total family gross income falls below the applicable maximum based on your family size.

 

How to Apply

Use the 2016-2017 OSAP Application for Part-Time Students. This application is available online and in paper formats.

Information and application forms are available at http://osap.gov.on.ca/ or from Student Awards Office, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6. 

 

 
Documents You Need to Provide

To view what documents you need to provide, click on the “View Application Details” link on your OSAP online account.  You will have access to your documents required under the title “Documents you must provide”.

 

 
How You Get Your Aid

If you are receiving a Part-Time Canada Student Loan, you will be given two documents from your financial aid office:

Certificate of Eligibility Part-Time Student Loans and Grants, which is the document that indicates the amount of aid you will be receiving
Canada Student Loan Agreement for Part-Time Students, in which you provide your contact and banking information required to negotiate your certificate.

Review both documents carefully and provide the information and signatures requested. You should then submit both documents to a designated Canada Post outlet.