Published on January 25th, 2011 | by jdjurkic1
OSAP changes ease up on applications
It quietly announced this week that OSAP applications will now be available in February, three months earlier than before. This could give students a chance to figure out their budget and expenses for the next school year, especially incoming first-years who are in the process of applying to and receiving acceptances from universities. Other changes include increasing the amount a student can earn working part-time before it affects their OSAP from $50 to $103 each week. That’s good news. Students in Ontario currently pay the highest tuition fees in Canada, according to the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. The government is also capping the amount of debt a student can accrue during one school year to $7,300.
So what does all this mean? Well, you still have to pay high tuition fees. That won’t be changing anytime soon, with Ontario students paying an average of $6,307 each year. But here’s hoping this can offer some temporary relief to all OSAP-users out there.