Summer

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Students can apply for full-time or part-time OSAP funding for studies during the summer term.

There are programs offered by Queen's University that are not approved for OSAP (full-time or part-time).

OSAP Eligibility

As a Queen's student, you have lots of options for financial aid.


Minimum Academic Load Requirements

To be eligible for full-time 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.

There is a minimum number of credit units for the May-June, May-July, and July-August sessions a student must be registered in to be eligible for OSAP funding. Students taking fewer credit units than those outlined 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 Credit Units Minimum Credit Units for a Student with a Permanent Disability
May–June Session Yes 6 Credit Units 3 Credit Units
May–July Session No. All students must submit an online OSAP application (see "How to Apply" section below) 9 Credit Units 6 Credit Units
July–August Session Yes 6 Credit Units 3 Credit Units

 

How to Apply

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

2022 Summer Term Full-Time OSAP Extension Form

Students taking courses in the May-June (only) or July-August (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 at awards@queensu.ca
  • 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 2021-22 application and choose the appropriate 2022 summer 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 enrolling in the Consecutive Education Program beginning in May who wish to apply for OSAP, please see information outlined on the Consecutive Education section of the Specific Student Groups page for instructions on how to apply for OSAP for the EDU Summer Session 1.

Receiving Your Funding

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 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.

  • 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 instalment of your OSAP funding during the summer term

In accepting OSAP assistance you agree to meet the requirements of the Ministry of 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) to continue to be eligible for OSAP funding. 

More information regarding OSAP academic progress requirements is available under Eligibility. Please contact the Student Awards Office if you have any questions regarding this policy.