OSAP Information for Indigenous Applicants

Even with community funding, scholarships and bursaries, Indigenous applicants may need to apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

OSAP is a government program that gives Indigenous applicants loans to help cover the cost of their postsecondary education, and is based on financial need. The loans are interest-free until 6 months after graduation from university.

OSAP offers 2 financial aid programs for Indigenous students.

Indigenous Student Bursary

The Indigenous Student Bursary provides funding for Indigenous students (First Nations, Inuit and Métis).

Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant

The Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant can help you with the cost of travelling between your remote First Nation community and the university you are attending.