I'm getting the "Free" Tuition as well. Basically from what I've heard, the Ontario government is amalgamating a bunch of their grants together, so instead of "Low Income Family", "Access Grant" and what not into one super grant for "Free" Tuition. So you still apply for OSAP as normal and if you qualify they give you grants equal to "the average tuition cost", so in my case for example, despite being eligible for the free tuition, I do not get Free tuition. My tuition totals approximately $8,812 while I am getting $8,700 in grants (And my tuition doesn't include all mandatory fees, that would bring it closer to $9,500, really not free then!!). To quote OSAP, it states as follows about the amalgamation of grants;
"To help more students qualify for grants and access the student loan system, the government will create a single major upfront grant — the Ontario Student Grant (OSG), starting in the 2017–18 school year. This will be done by redirecting 100 per cent of the funding from the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant, Ontario Student Opportunity Grant, Ontario Access Grants and other grants offered by OSAP."
Another nice little note in the OSAP reforms includes this;
"Students from families with incomes of less than $50,000 will have no provincial student debt."