The following are common sources of funds used by students and their families for higher education: 1. Personal savings (from summer jobs, etc.) 2. Help from family (RESPs & other support) 3. Government loans & grants 4. Private loans (lines of credit from banks, etc.) 5. Working during the school year
Government Loans: OSAP - Ontario Student Assistance Program For more information and application: ontario.ca/osap
*New for this year, OSAP can be linked to your college and university applications. You can have OSAP receive your program information directly. To take advantage of this feature, when applying to OCAS or OUAC make sure to accept this option. It will make your application easier, faster and allow you to compare how much OSAP funding you will receive based on each program's costs.
ONCE YOU START SCHOOL ASK ABOUT WORK STUDY PROGRAMS ON YOUR CAMPUS—USUALLY RUN BY THE FINANCIAL AID DEPARTMENT. ALSO VISIT THE THE CAMPUS CAREER CENTER TO LOOK FOR ON-CAMPUS STUDENT JOBS.
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