Government assistance through grants (money you do not need to repay) and repayable loans is available for eligible students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Funding is available for both full-time and part-time students. These student aid programs are intended to supplement the financial resources of students and their families. Students needs to apply each year of study and may apply for student aid online at their respective websites.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial assistance program funded by the Canadian (federal) and Ontario (provincial) government. Eligible students may receive a mix of grants (money you don’t have to pay back) and loans (money you need to repay). The purpose of OSAP is to help students with limited financial resources to attend school. Funding received is based on financial need, not grades. Loans are interest-free for full-time students while they are studying.
For complete OSAP information and to apply, please visit the OSAP website.
Tyndale has put together a guide on how to apply for OSAP which you can download - 2017-18 OSAP Application Tip Sheet
Out-of-province students can apply for government student financial aid through their home province or territory. Please visit your home province's website for more information.
- National Student Loans Service Centre
- Alberta - Student Aid Alberta Service Centre
- British Columbia - StudentAid BC
- Manitoba - Manitoba Student Aid
- New Brunswick - Student Financial Services
- Newfoundland & Labrador - Student Financial Services
- Northwest Territories - Student Financial Assistance
- Nova Scotia - Student Assistance Office
- Nunavut - Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students
- Prince Edward Island - Student Financial Services
- Quebec - Student Financial Aid*
- Yukon – Student Financial Services
*Note: Not all programs are eligible for Quebec Student Financial Aid. Please check program eligibility with Student Financial Services.
For further information about how the Government of Canada is helping students, please visit the Government of Canada's Student Financial Assistance website.