Ontario streamlines financial aid application process

August 23, 2010

The Ontario government announced yesterday changes to make it easier to apply for student aid. Under the changes, students will fill out fewer forms for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and Student Access Guarantee (SAG) funds, those who complete their OSAP application will be automatically evaluated for SAG funding, and recipients of the Ontario Access Grant and Distance Grant will have their aid directly deposited into their bank accounts starting in January. In March, Ontario announced a $81-million investment to expand student aid and to modernize OSAP, whose changes take effect this academic year. Ontario News Release