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30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant for Students

2012-01-06

Information at a Glance for the New 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant

Website: http://www.ontario.ca/30off

Hotline: 30% off Ontario Tuition toll-free hotline 1-888-449-4478

Students are eligible if:

- They are a full-time student at a public college or university in Ontario
- It has been less than four years since they left high school
- They are in a program that they can apply to directly from high school
- Their parents' gross income is $160,000 or less
- They are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a protected person
- They are an Ontario resident

How to Apply
Students who already receive OSAP don’t need to do anything - they’ll automatically be considered. If eligible, the grant will be deposited directly into their account or mailed to their school-year address.

Students who do not currently receive OSAP can apply online. Before starting, they need:
- Their parent(s)’ Social Insurance Number (SIN) number(s)
- Their own Social Insurance Number (SIN) number
- The information from Line 150 from their parent(s)’ 2010 Canadian Income Tax Return(s).

To complete the application, students need to:
1. Go online at http://www.ontario.ca/30off
2. Register for an OSAP Access Number
3. Fill out and submit the online application form
4. Print the signature pages – they need to sign one and their parent(s) will also have to sign one (pages may be submitted separately)
5. Mail or fax the signed pages to:

Student Financial Assistance Branch
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
P.O. Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9
Fax: (807) 343-7278

What Students Will Receive
For the January, 2012 semester, students in degree programs will receive $800. Students in diploma or certificate programs will receive $365.

For the 2012-2013 school year, students in degree programs will receive $1,600; those in diploma or certificate programs will receive $730.