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Osap tips/advice/questions

Newbie
Nov 14, 2010
10 posts
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Canada
On OSAP, they split my grant into two:

1. Ontario Student Grant
2. Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students

Right now, I only received the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students. Just wondering if I'll be receiving the Ontario Student Grant later or did they miss it?
Newbie
Sep 6, 2017
10 posts
1 upvote
Hi.
I have a question regarding timing of OSAP deposits if anyone knows. My status says 'ready to be released' & expected dates of Sept 8-12. I start the 12th. Just wondering if anyone knows if it still takes longer than the estimated date & when it says 'ready to be released' does that mean it's going to be deposited in my bank account?
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Mar 23, 2008
5939 posts
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Edmonton
GTAman wrote:
Sep 7th, 2017 4:29 pm
So as usual OSAP is delaying the release of my funds. This term, they claim that I'm "not maintaining satisfactory academic progress" despite being an A-average full-time student.

They are asking for a letter explain my "failures" and transcript so that they can make review before releasing any money.

What to do?

Thanks.
Did they give you a number to call, or anybody to communicate with? I'd start there...

Not sure if this will help:
http://osap.yorku.ca/academic-progress- ... igibility/
http://www1.uwindsor.ca/awards/osap-aca ... t-instance

But it appears that merely passing your classes may not be enough. No idea what would apply to your situation...

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Newbie
Jun 2, 2016
9 posts
Hello, I completed my first year of university the past school year. This year I am planning on taking Chang courses at Ryerson (different from previous university) and eventually looking to get accepted into their full time program. I am not eligible for OSAP fundin, so I am looking for a way to continue my studies without having my repayment starting again resulting in interest collecting on my loan.

Given my circumstances, would my application be approved for the Repayment Assistance Plan?
Newbie
Sep 7, 2017
7 posts
Kayla1503 wrote:
Sep 7th, 2017 8:49 am
Hi.
I have a question regarding timing of OSAP deposits if anyone knows. My status says 'ready to be released' & expected dates of Sept 8-12. I start the 12th. Just wondering if anyone knows if it still takes longer than the estimated date & when it says 'ready to be released' does that mean it's going to be deposited in my bank account?
Have you gotten a reply to this anywhere? Mine says "Ready to be released" and is expected to be released between Sept 11-13. Today is Sept 8, has yours been released?
Newbie
Sep 6, 2017
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tomerayz wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 1:46 pm
Have you gotten a reply to this anywhere? Mine says "Ready to be released" and is expected to be released between Sept 11-13. Today is Sept 8, has yours been released?
No I haven't got a response. Just a waiting game I guess
Newbie
Sep 6, 2017
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tomerayz wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 1:46 pm
Have you gotten a reply to this anywhere? Mine says "Ready to be released" and is expected to be released between Sept 11-13. Today is Sept 8, has yours been released?
No it still says ready to be released
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Jan 21, 2014
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Has anyone received his/her OSOG for 2016-2017 yet? My daughter (uottawa) is still waiting for hers so I was wondering if she should enquire about it or wait till end of the year
Newbie
Sep 7, 2017
7 posts
Kayla1503 wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 2:56 pm
No I haven't got a response. Just a waiting game I guess
Okay let us know if you end up getting it today since it's the last day you stated!
Newbie
Sep 6, 2017
10 posts
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I just contacted them as I still haven't received the loan & they said that it could take 4-6 business days after school starts.
Newbie
Sep 7, 2017
7 posts
Kayla1503 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 10:47 am
I just contacted them as I still haven't received the loan & they said that it could take 4-6 business days after school starts.
I see. Mine states Ready to Release between Sept 11-13. I checked my bank this morning and got two payments from them; one was the canada loan & the other was the canada grant. I'm just waiting for the Ontario grant now.
Newbie
Sep 6, 2017
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Really? Good that urs came in right away! Wouldn't mind if mine came in lol!
Newbie
Sep 7, 2017
7 posts
Kayla1503 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 10:59 am
Really? Good that urs came in right away! Wouldn't mind if mine came in lol!
When you called, did they tell you when they released your money?
My agent said they released the Federal portion last Wednesday and the Provincial portion on Thursday, therefore the Federal came in today and the Provincial will come in tonight or tomorrow morning!
Newbie
Sep 6, 2017
10 posts
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They said they went through with it being released & it takes a few business days so by Friday I should have it, or they r releasing on Friday & then a few business days from then? It was kinda confusing & hard to hear cuz my kids were screaming as I was trying to listen. I'm hoping by Friday it'll be in my account so I can buy my books & stuff.
Member
Jul 20, 2017
465 posts
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johnb56789 wrote:
Aug 18th, 2017 11:07 am
Well, as per the norm, the government has screwed me over yet AGAIN!!!

I put in my OSAP application and received my funding summary a little while ago and see that despite having such a low family income (WAY under the threshold for "Free tuition") magically, I am not eligible for it?!?!

My estimate shows the following;
Grants; $6,116 + Loans; $6,930 = Total; $13,046 (LESS than my first year under the old system)

Almost $3,000 UNDER what the initial estimate showed and I have NOTHING that should bring it down that far (The ONLY thing is that my brother is starting post secondary meaning my mother has to help two kids through school with her income). Despise both Trudeau and Wynne that's for sure, this "Free tuition" thing was the ONLY saving grace for Wynne but she's managed to go and blow it for me.
Having a brother in univ. should help your case. The whole "Free tuition" slogan is a PR stunt. What is not shown on your OSAP is that your family also lost the ONT tuition credits worth about $1000 and any OSOG if you had any last year...

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