Full-Time Course Load Requirements
A student is considered full-time once registered in 70-100% of a course load. If a student is taking less than 70% of a course load they can switch their status to part-time. Please reference your Student Verification Form regarding contact teaching hours to determine percentage of a course load. Any changes to full-time/part-time status must be completed within the first ten days of the term to be eligible for a possible refund of fees.
Full-time for OSAP Purposes
For a student attending as full-time, they must be registered in a minimum of 60% of the program course load to be eligible to be considered for OSAP.
Part-time for OSAP Purposes
A part-time student is defined as a student taking between 20 and 59 percent of a full course load. A student with a permanent disability is considered to be a part-time student if he or she is taking between 20 and 39% of a full course load.
Please note that if you are a full-time student with OSAP and change from full-time to part-time, or if you are enrolled full-time and drop courses, please notify the Financial Aid Office immediately. This could affect your funding eligibility. Note: averaging of course loads is not permitted.
You can visit the OSAP website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program.