Academic progress and OSAP eligibility

In addition to the minimum academic requirements, students are expected to progress through the successive years of their program of study.

Frequent or multiple program switches, dropping from a full course load to a part-time course load, withdrawing from a program, repeating a program and/or taking multiple programs at the same level of study may be considered lack of progress and lack of academic direction on the part of a student which could affect your OSAP funding. 

The chart below lists the impacts for not meeting the government's minimum required academic progress while receiving OSAP:

FAILING TO MEET ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDARDS FOR... MEANS YOU... REMEDY:
1 period of study Are placed on OSAP probation for 12 months (1 year) but remain eligible for OSAP funding. Succeed in all following academic periods to maintain OSAP eligibility.
2 periods of study Lose your OSAP eligibility for minimum of 12 months (1 year). Maintain outstanding student loans in good standing with lending institution during the 12-month period.
3 periods of study Lose your OSAP eligibility for a minimum of 36 months (3 years). Maintain outstanding student loans in good standing with lending institution during the 36-month period.
4 periods of study Lose your OSAP eligibility for a minimum of 60 months (5 years). Maintain outstanding student loans in good standing with lending institution during the 60-month period.
5 periods of study Lose OSAP eligibility. Must repay all outstanding student loans prior to obtaining new loans.