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Summer Term OSAP

Students can apply for OSAP funding for studies during the Summer term.

Minimum Academic Load Requirements:

To be eligible for funding during the Summer term a student must be enrolled in at least a 60% academic load, or a 40% academic load for students with a permanent disability.  The table below outlines the minimum number of credit units a student must be registered in order to be eligible for OSAP funding.  Students taking fewer credit units than those outlined in the table are not eligible for full-time OSAP assistance.  Part-time OSAP is available for students enrolled in less than a 60% academic load or a 40% academic load for students with a permanent disability

 Term

Must Have Accessed OSAP during the Fall-Winter term? 

Minimum Number of Credit Units 

Minimum Number of Credit Units for a Student with a Permanent Disability 

May - June Session

Yes

6 Credit Units 

3 Credit Units

May - July Session

You must submit an online OSAP application (see "How to Apply" section below)

9 Credit Units

6 Credit Units 

July - August Session

Not Eligible

N/A

 N/A

BISC - Summer School (May-June)

Yes

6 Credit Units 

3 Credit Units

BISC - Summer Specialized Field Schools (May-June)

*Excluding Medieval Theater Studies

Yes

6 Credit Units

3 Credit Units

Global Law Program (May-June) Yes 6 Credit Units 3 Credit Units
BISC - Medieval Theater Studies (August) Not Eligible N/A N/A
How to Apply:

Spring/Summer students

Students taking courses in the May-June (only) session of summer term must have a fall/winter OSAP application processed through Queen's University.  Please complete an "OSAP Summer Term Extension" form and submit it to the Student Awards Office.  Do not submit the form unless you are certain you will take the course(s) indicated on the form.  A change in a course or academic load may impact the amount of OSAP you are entitled to receive or even your eligibility for any OSAP funding.

Students taking courses over the May-July session, (or a combination of a course(s) in May-July, May-June and/or July-August) will complete a new online 2016-2017 application and choose the "2017 Summer Session" as their program  Do not submit the application unless you are certain you will be enrolled in the minimum required course load for the summer term.  A change in a course or academic load may impact the amount of OSAP you are entitled to receive, or even your eligibility for any OSAP funding.

Students taking courses during the July-August (only) session of summer term are not eligible for OSAP assistance.

Note:  If you are taking courses at another institution on a Queen's Letter of Permission, please follow the instructions outlined below in the "Taking Courses at Another Institution on a Letter of Permission" section below.

Students enrolling in the Consecutive Education Program beginning in May who wish to apply for OSAP, please see information outlined on the "Teacher Education Program" webpage for instructions as to how to apply for OSAP for the EDU Summer Session 1.

Deadline dates are outlined on the OSAP Summer Term Extension form. 

Taking Courses at Another Institution on a Letter of Permission:

Students taking courses at another institution on a letter of permission may be eligible for OSAP funding during the Summer term.  Please identify and select the situation below that applies to you to determine how to proceed in applying for OSAP funding.

Taking Courses at Another Institution on a Letter of Permission
  SITUATION

INSTRUCTIONS

SITUATION 1: I am taking 60% academic load (or more) at Queen's as well as course(s) at another post-secondary institution (that will be applied to my Queen's degree), and is 12 weeks or more in duration.

Submit the following documentation to the Queen's Student Awards Office: 

  • Submit on-line OSAP application
  • Photocopy of your Queen's Letter of Permission for each course you are taking at the other post-secondary institution
  • Complete the Queen's Studying at Another Institution form and request that the other post-secondary institution submit it to the Queen's Student Awards Office
  • Proof of registration in the course(s) at the other post-secondary institution
  • Copy of your transcript from the other post-secondary institution once you have completed the course(s)
SITUATION 2: I am taking courses at Queen's as well as another post-secondary institution (that will be applied to my Queen's degree), but I am not enrolled in a 60% academic load (or more) at either institution, that is 12 weeks or more in duration. Submit the following documentation to the Queen's Student Awards Office:
  • Submit on-line OSAP application
  • Photocopy of your Queen's Letter of Permission for each course you are taking at the other post-secondary institution
  • Complete the Queen's Studying at Another Institution form and request that the other post-secondary institution submit it to the Queen's Student Awards Office
  • Proof of registration in the course(s) at the other post-secondary institution
  • Copy of your transcript from the other post-secondary institution once you have completed the course(s)
SITUATION 3: I am taking a course at Queen's as well as a 60% academic load (or more) at another post-secondary institution (that will be applied to my Queen's degree) for a period of study that is 12-weeks or more in duration. You must apply for OSAP to the other post-secondary institution where you are paying the majority of your tuition and fees.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office of the other post-secondary institution for further information and documentation requirements.
SITUATION 4: I am taking no courses at Queen's but I am taking a 60% academic load (or more) at another post-secondary institution (that will be applied to my Queen's degree) for a period of study that is 12-weeks or more in duration. You must apply for OSAP to the other post-secondary institution where you are paying the majority of your tuition and fees.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office of the other post-secondary institution for further information and documentation requirements.
SITUATION 5: I am taking no courses at Queen's but I am taking 60% academic load (or more) at another post-secondary institution (that will be applied to my Queen's degree) for a period of study that is less than 12-weeks in duration.

If your study period is less than 12 weeks and you have an active OSAP application through Queen's for the Fall-Winter session immediately preceding the Summer term, the Queen's Student Awards Office will review your OSAP application for eligibility. 

Submit the following documentation to the Queen's Student Awards Office:

  • OSAP Summer Term Extension form
  • Photocopy of your Queen's Letter of Permission for each course you are taking at the other post-secondary institution
  • Complete the Queen's Studying at Another Institution form and request that the other post-secondary institution submit it to the Queen's Student Awards Office
  • Proof of registration in the course(s) at the other post-secondary institution
  • Copy of your transcript from the other post-secondary institution once you have completed the course(s).
Notification:

If you are assessed to receive OSAP funding during the Summer term the Student Awards Office will update your OSAP account accordingly.  You will receive an email from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development indicating that your OSAP has been reassessed and that you should check your online OSAP account to review the changes to your entitlement.  

Receiving Your Funding:

OSAP funding is electronically deposited into your bank account (as provided on the Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement--MSFAA). 

If you have already received your OSAP funding electronically during the fall-winter term, you will receive one installment of your OSAP funding during the summer term.   If you are enrolled in the summer term and did not access OSAP funding during the fall-winter, your OSAP funding will be electronically deposited into your bank account in two installments.

Academic Progress Policies:

In accepting OSAP assistance you agree to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development regarding academic progress.  You must successfully complete a 60% academic load (or 40% of an academic load for students with a permanent disability) in order to remain eligible for any OSAP funding that you have received for the academic term.  More information regarding OSAP academic progress requirements is available in the Academic Progress Requirements section.  Please contact the Student Awards Office if you have any questions regarding this policy.

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