December 2016

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As discussed on Friday with the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) Executive, please find attached a flyer about the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

I am asking that secondary school principals use their electronic networks to distribute the attached flyer to parents/guardians before the winter break so that families know about the availability of up to free tuition depending on income.

The OSAP webpage in the flyer has a handy, easy-to-use tool to explore grants and loans.

Thank you for your help in sharing this with your school communities.

Cathy Montreuil

Chief Student Achievement Officer
Assistant Deputy Minister
Student Achievement Division

New OSAP Removing Financial Barriers To College And University

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 university.

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

The attached files are AODA compliant for printing only. If you require AODA compliant digital versions of the files, please contact Melissa Bangay at