How to apply for Part-time OSAP

Part-time and Continuing Education students may be eligible for government assistance. The Part-Time Canada Student Loan (PTCSL), commonly referred to as Part-Time OSAP, helps students studying on a part-time basis.

Students enrolled in a 20% — 59% course load may be eligible for part-time funding for educational costs through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Eligible students must apply for funding on a term-by-term basis.

Apply at the Ontario Student Assistance Program's (opens new window) website.

Part-time OSAP Eligible CE Programs

  • Accessible Media Production – 390
  • Analytics for Business Decision Making - 386
  • Autism and Behavioural Science - 164
  • Business Analysis - 334
  • Business Fundamentals - Small Business - 354
  • Child and Youth Care - 612
  • Community and Social Services Management – 987
  • Concurrent Disorders - 252
  • Cyber Security Analytics - 557
  • Digital Health - 594
  • Early Childhood Education - 213
  • Educational Support - 747
  • Educational Support (Intensive) - 997
  • General Arts and Science - 230
  • Library and Information Technician - 800
  • Office Administration - General - 380
  • Project Management - 399
  • Public Health Nursing – 954

  • Research Management and Coordination – 953

  • Social Service Worker - 215
  • Supply Chain Management – 385


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for funding through the part-time OSAP program, you must meet the criteria below as well as certain residency and income requirements specified on the OSAP website:

  • Registered in an OSAP-approved program.
  • Previous OSAP loans must be in good standing (i.e. you have not defaulted on a student loan and/or you are not restricted from participating in financial assistance programs).
  • You have maintained satisfactory full-time and part-time OSAP academic progression requirements while receiving prior government financial aid.

Submit your OSAP application by the deadline:

For part-time students submit your OSAP application no later than 60 days before the end of your study period and your supporting documents no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.


Part-time OSAP Process

1. Apply online at OSAP(opens new window)

2. Upload required documents directly to your OSAP account  
At the end of your application, upload all required documents to your OSAP account including proof of income. 

3. Receive your assessment 
When your application has been processed, you will receive an e-mail noting your PT OSAP assessment and to let you know your loan is ready.

4. Mohawk will confirm your enrolment to release your funding     
Financial Assistance will confirm your enrolment electronically and your funding will be released via online disbursement. Funding will be directed to cover any outstanding balance on your Mohawk student account and the remaining funding (if any) will be directed to your bank account. Part-time paper loan certificates will no longer be required to receive funding.

5. Make sure your fees are paid   
Check your MyMohawk account to make sure your OSAP shows up and to ensure your fees are paid by the deadline.

*IMPORTANT* You must re-apply for part-time OSAP each semester (i.e. fall, winter, and spring/summer as semester requires a new application).

Review deadline: Financial Assistance must receive any review request no later than 40 days before the end of your study period.

For more information, visit the OSAP (opens new window) website.