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Summer Term OSAP

Students can apply for OSAP funding for studies during the Summer sessions (May-June, May-July, July-August). 


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 OSAP assistance.

 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

Not necessary

* If you did not apply for OSAP during the Fall-Winter you must submit an OSAP application (see Applying section below)

9 Credit Units

6 Credit Units 

July - August Session

Yes 

6 Credit Units 

 3 Credit Units

BISC - Summer Session 1

Yes

6 Credit Units 

3 Credit Units

BISC - Summer Session 2

Yes

6 Credit Units

3 Credit Units


How to Apply:

Spring/Summer students

Eligible students must complete an OSAP Summer Term Extension Form and submit it to the Student Awards Office.  Do not submit the form unless you are reasonably certain that you will take the course(s) you have indicated on the form.  You are assessed for OSAP funding based on the course(s) you indicate on the form; a change in a course or academic load may affect the amount of OSAP you are entitled to receive, or even your eligibility for any OSAP funding.

If a student is enrolled for the May-June and July-August sessions, and did not apply for OSAP funding for the Fall-Winter term they must complete an online (or paper) OSAP application in addition to completing the OSAP Summer Term Extension form.  Please visit the Applying section for more information on how to submit an OSAP application.

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.

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

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.

  SITUATION

INSTRUCTIONS

SITUATI ON 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).

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

  • OSAP Summer Term Extension Form (and OSAP application if applicable - see above)
  • 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. Submit the following documentation to the Queen's Student Awards Office:
  • OSAP Summer Term Extension Form (and OSAP application if applicable - see above)
  • 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 process your OSAP application. 

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

  • OSAP Summer Term Extension form (and OSAP application if applicable - see above)
  • 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).

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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 Training, Colleges and Universities 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 Training, Colleges and Universities 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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