Apply for OSAP for Part-Time Students

Apply for PT OSAP and submit all supporting documentation by the published deadline date.

Ten Steps to OSAP for Part-Time Students (PT-OSAP)

    1. Apply for Part-Time OSAP to be considered for loans and grants
      1. Undergraduate students apply term-by-term
      2. Graduate students apply by academic year
      3. Co-op students taking one course apply for OSAP for Full-Time Students

    1. Submit your signed Signature & Consent Declaration and supporting documents to SFAS, GH-120 or via the document uploader on the OSAP website

    1. Enroll in your courses via Mosaic
      1. A course load between 20-59% is required
      2. Funding is reassessed when courses are dropped or added

    1. Check your OSAP application status via the OSAP website
      1. Make sure all documents are processed
      2. Check funding entitlement

    1. Check your To Do List in the Mosaic Student Centre for OSAP pick-up information

    1. Pick-up your OSAP funding certificate in SFAS, Gilmour Hall-120
      1. Valid government photo ID is required

    1. Visit a designated Canada Post outlet within 30 days with your PT OSAP funding certificate
      1. Two pieces of valid government photo ID are required
      2. Direct deposit information is required

    1. Check your personal bank account
      1. Allow 5-7 business days to receive your funding

    1. Pay your fees to Student Accounts & Cashiers (Gilmour Hall-209) before the deadline

  1. Re-apply for PT OSAP for the following term if necessary
    1. Check the ‘Important Dates’ quick link for application dates

OSAP for Part-Time Students Dates

2017/2018 OSAP for Part-Time Students Dates

Academic Term(s) Application & Documentation Deadline Dates
Summer June 22
Spring/Summer June 22

2018/2019 OSAP for Part-Time Students Dates

Note:  The 2018/2019 OSAP for Part-Time Students online application is available in July.

Academic Term(s) Application & Documentation Deadline Dates
Fall Nov. 8
Winter March 19
Spring May 4
Summer June 22
Spring/Summer June 22
Full Academic Year July 20

What’s New!

Indigenous Entrance Awards: McMaster offers generous awards for Indigenous students entering first year. Find out more about entrance scholarships for Indigenous students. Apply by July 15!

Spring/Summer CIFS: Students enrolled full-time for the spring and/or summer sessions can now submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.

18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website by June 30th, McMaster’s recommended deadline, if you require your funding in September.

Survey for Spring/Summer Part-Time Students: We want your input! Complete a three-minute survey to help us consider bursary options for funding part-time studies.

External Scholarships Page: Check out our new External Scholarships page for updated information on scholarships available through various companies/organizations.

Rhodes Scholarship Info Webinar: Missed the webinar? Lots of great information about the Rhodes application and experience is available in the webinar presentation (PDF)!


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