Are you currently in Grade 12 and applying to post-secondary programs for the fall? Applications are now open for college and university programs with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The last date for university applications is January 11, 2017. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1, 2017.

As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in Noth America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university. If a family income is under $50,000, tuition is covered. Even if a family income is higher, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make attending college or university more affordable.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province.

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