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Queen's University

Part-Time Students

Students who are taking less than a 60% course load are considered to be part-time students for the Federal and Ontario government programs.  To determine your enrolment status for financial assistance, please contact the Student Awards Office.   The type of financial assistance available could vary depending on your enrolment status. 

Part-time OSAP:

Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have a low income and are enrolled part-time may be eligible for Part-time OSAP.  To be eligible a student must be residing in Ontario during their part-time studies.

    Apply on-line on the OSAP web-site or print the application from the OSAP "Forms" page.

    For more information about the Canada Student Loan and Canada Student Grant Program please visit the CanLearn website.

    Institution Funded Special Bursary (IFSB):

    Students with a low income who are studying part-time due to family responsibilities or other personal circumstances may be eligible to apply for the Ontario Special Bursary.  To be eligible for this program a student must:

    • be registered as a part-time student (maximum 40% course load - 6.0 credit units per term) in a program leading to a degree or diploma
    • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    • meet the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' guidelines for Ontario residency
    • cannot have a previous post-secondary degree or diploma (special circumstances considered)

    Applications are available in the Student Awards Office or from the OSAP website.

    Queen's Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards:

    All registered Queen's students (including part-time students) may qualify for both merit and need based funding.  Please visit the following sections of the Student Awards website for further information:

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    Work Study:

    The Queen's Work Study program is designed to assist those students who demonstrate financial need find a part-time job on campus.  Part-time students may be eligible for Work Study.  Please visit the Work Study Program section of the website for more information including the Work Study application.

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