To be eligible for Part-Time OSAP, a student must: Be studying a course load between 20-59%* Studying towards an OSAP eligible program Taking classes that are part of your program of study that you have not yet taken or second attempts *Course load for OSAP purposes is calculated based on credit hours, not the number of classes. Consult with the Financial Aid & Awards office to verify if course load meets requirements. If you are studying through Professional and Part-time Learning, you may qualify for part-time OSAP. View a list of part-time OSAP eligible programs. Part-time OSAP only assesses support for direct education costs, it does not cover living expenses. Students studying part-time should have a viable financial plan in place while they are studying part-time. The application is available online through the OSAP account and applications must be submitted each term a student wants to be considered for part-time funding. How to Apply After verifying course load percentage and determining program eligibility, you are ready to launch your Part-Time OSAP application through your OSAP account. Be sure to complete the application with accurate details regarding your number of classes your taking, the program you are studying towards and your financial information. Once the application has been submitted, additional documentation may be requested to complete the application. Upload any required documents as soon as possible. *Most full-time Durham College programs can be studied on a part-time basis. If you are unsure of your program eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to the start of your studies to learn if your desired program is OSAP eligible. Registering If you are studying part-time, you have two options for registering into your classes. Option 1: Pay upon registration. Students who do not have an outstanding balance on their tuition account at the time their OSAP confirmation of enrolment processes will have all of their funds directed to their bank account. Option 2: Complete the deferral process To register into your classes after you have applied for Part-Time OSAP, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Personal Information Full name Student ID Date of Birth Mailing Address Phone Number Citizenship, nation of birth and first spoken language The diploma or certificate you are working towards List of CRN’s you would like to be registered into Proof of OSAP funding summary or OSAP estimate Deposit (Deferments will advise you of your deposit amount and provide details for how to make your payment) FAQs I’m studying through Professional and Part-Time Learning but taking a full-time course load – can I apply for full-time OSAP? Full time OSAP funding is not offered for Professional and Part-time Learning (PPL) online studies. Students seeking full time OSAP are required to be full time post-secondary students. Typically, this means a student will have applied to a full time day program and received and accepted an offer of admission through ontariocolleges.ca. Since students studying through PPL do not meet this criteria, they are ineligible for full time OSAP funding. Students studying online programs through PPL may be eligible for part time OSAP funding provided they meet the eligibility requirements and are working towards a diploma or certificate in a Ministry approved program. You can access a list of programs that are eligible for part-time OSAP through PPL here. Can I submit my OSAP application for the full year? No. You must apply for Part-Time OSAP each semester. What happens if I do not pass one or more of my part-time classes? Students who are in receipt of Part-Time OSAP must successfully complete the classes for which they have received funding in order to be considered maintaining academic progress. If you fail a class, you are required to self-fund one semester before your eligiblity for part-time OSAP can be reinstated. I want to take more than a 59% course load – can I get part-time OSAP for some and then pay out of pocket for the rest of the classes? No. You must be registered in a course load between 20-59% to be considered for part-time OSAP. Students who opt to add classes after their funds have been released will have their applications adjusted and would be required to self-fund one term as a result of exceeding the course load requirements to maintain part-time OSAP eligiblity.