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Financial matters

Financial Aid & Awards advises students, provides referrals to the appropriate financial assistance programs and assists with securing the resources required to meet post-secondary education costs.

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Financial Aid

Proof of Your Identity Requirements

If you would like to meet with a financial aid advisor about your OSAP/Out-of-Province student loan account, you must present your student ID and/or valid government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s licence or permanent residency card).

For OSAP related inquiries, such as retrieving your OAN, resetting OSAP account password, authorize the release of information to a third party, pick up part-time funding certificates, etc., you must present the following two types of identification

  • Proof of your Social Insurance Number (SIN): This can include your SIN card, a Government of Canada document that contains your complete SIN or a letter from Service Canada that contains your SIN)
  • Government-issued photo identification (this can include any valid photo ID issued by the Government of Canada, such as a passport, Permanent Resident card, or a Canadian provincial or territorial government, such as a driver's licence.  Any photo identification must be valid (not expired) and legible.

Student Access Guarantee

OCAD University is committed to Ontario's Student Access Guarantee, which states, "No qualified Ontario student should be prevented from attending our publicly assisted colleges and universities because of a lack of financial support programs. The Student Access Guarantee means students in need will have access to the resources they need for their tuition, books and mandatory fees."

Funding your Education

At OCAD U, education costs will be met by a variety of sources, provincial loans/grant programs, US Loan programs, bursaries, scholarshipsawards and opportunities to work on campus. In addition to the online resource information, staff in the Financial Aid & Awards office can advise students with respect to their financial situation, provide referrals to the appropriate financial assistance programs, and assist them with securing the resources required to meet their post-secondary education costs.

 Check out our DO WHAT YOU LOVE booklet to learn more about financial planning.

Finance office

Staff in the Finance office can provide information on the required tuition and ancillary fees, methods of payment, payment deadlines, tuition fee refunds, as well as answer questions about the online fees account and tax certificates for students (T2202A or T4A forms).

We are located at 230 Richmond Street W, Level 7.

Finance office hours: 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Cashier's office hours:

Regular hours: 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m

Extended hours (Tuition payment deadline week in January & September)*:

January 7-13, 2020: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

September 9-13, 2019: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

*Exact dates to be provided when available

For general inquiries regarding tuition and fees, email Student Accounts:

Staff contact information:

Jack Chen, Senior Student Accounts
416-977-6000, Ext. 317

416-977-6000, Ext. 295

Justine Scilipoti, Controller

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