Students participating in a QUIP are eligible to be considered for full-time OSAP and/or keep their previous OSAP loans in interest-free status and non-repayment while participating in QUIP.
To apply for OSAP while participating in QUIP, the student would complete an application for the appropriate academic year, selecting the appropriate QUIP program (i.e., engineering, etc.) cost as their “program”.
STEP 1 - COMPLETE THE CONTINUATION OF INTEREST-FREE STATUS (CIFS) FORM
The CIFS form is available in the Student Awards Office or can be downloaded from the OSAP website (see below).
You are required to complete the CIFS form for each academic year that you are participating in QUIP. If you are participating in the program during the spring/summer (May - August) you must complete the form for this period in addition to completing the form again for the fall-winter (September-April/August). Most students will therefore be required to complete two CIFS forms.
STEP 2 - FORWARD THE CIFS FORM TO THE STUDENT AWARDS OFFICE
Once you have completed the 'Student Information' section of the form (including your signature and the date) please fax the form to the Student Awards Office (613-533-6409) or scan and email the form from your Queen's email account to email@example.com.
The CIFS form should be submitted to the Student Awards Office at the beginning of each academic term (i.e. May and September). Please review the Maintaining Interest Free Status section of the website for further information.
STEP 3 - FOLLOW UP WITH THE NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN SERVICE CENTRE (NSLSC)
The Student Awards Office will forward confirmation of your full-time enrolment electronically to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC).
You should follow-up with the NSLSC (1-888-815-4514) to confirm that they have updated your account to reflect your current study period end date. This will ensure that your previous OSAP loans remain in interest-free status for the current study period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the NSLSC has received the necessary CIFS form(s) during your internship period. The Student Awards Office is not permitted to process CIFS forms after your internship period has ended.
Please contact the Student Awards Office is you have any questions or concerns. If you have previous loans from a province other than Ontario please contact the Student Awards Office to request the appropriate Confirmation of Enrolment forms.