If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications
are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university
applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be
submitted before February 1st.
Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary
education from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). As part of the
most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government
of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or
If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if
you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that
will make sending your child to college or university more affordable.
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a
new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and
easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from
the province. We encourage you to find out more at