Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The objective of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is to assist full-time and part-time students from lower- and middle-income families meet the costs of post-secondary education through a combination of federal and provincial grants and loans.
The purpose is to supplement, not replace, the financial resources that students (and their families, if applicable) are expected to contribute.
To apply for OSAP, learn when and how to receive OSAP funds and find out how to maintain or repay OSAP loans, visit the OSAP website.
Eligible OCAD University programs
The following OCAD University programs have been approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as being eligible for OSAP funding:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (all program major areas) (BFA)
- Bachelor of Design (all program major areas) (BDes)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual and Critical Studies (Honours BA)
- Associate of the Ontario College of Art & Design Diploma (all program major areas) (AOCAD)
- Post-Graduate Certificate (all areas, including the Florence Program Advanced Visual Studies Certificate)
- Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media & Design (MA, MDes, MFA)
- Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice (MFA)
- Master of Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA)
- Master of Design in Inclusive Design (MDes)
- Master's in Digital Futures (MA, MDes, MFA)
- Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)
- Master of Inclusive Design (MDes) Note: Summer course codes INCD-6001 and INCD-6007 are not eligible for OSAP funding as they do not meet the Ministry's four week minimum study period length.
- Master of Design in Design for Health (MDes)
The following OCAD U Program is NOT approved for OSAP funding by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities:
- Graduate diploma in Digital Futures