ABOUT THE ONTARIO STUDENT ACTION NETWORK (OSAN)
We are a group of passionate activists and students from across Ontario, working together to improve affordability and accessibility of post-secondary education. Ultimately, our goal is to achieve free post-secondary education for all students.
OSAN organizes with students, activists, and community members across Ontario to fight on behalf of all students
On January 17th, Doug Ford announced changes being made to OSAP that will affect all students receiving financial aid in Ontario. Additionally, a 10% cut on tuition was announced as well. While students appreciate the reduction in tuition, for almost all students receiving financial aid, the cuts to grants and the decrease of loans will far outweigh the 10% tuition cut benefit. Along with eliminating the free tuition grant, the Ford Government is scrapping the 6-month interest-free grace period on the Ontario loan portion, and reducing the number of people eligible for student aid and independent student status; these changes are going to impact almost all students receiving financial aid negatively.
Students overwhelming reject these changes to the financial assistance program, which disproportionately affect the working poor and middle class. Together, with students across Ontario, we will be demonstrating, standing up for ourselves, and demanding that these changes not be implemented.
All Canadians deserve access to high quality, affordable and accessible higher education. We will continue working with students, activists and partners across the province to achieve this goal.
EMAIL & SOCIAL Media
Ottawa: University Centre, Carleton University 1125 Colonel By, Ottawa, K1S5B6
osap and the announced changes
What is OSAP?
“The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.
OSAP offers funding through:
grants: money you don’t have to pay back
a student loan: money you need to repay once you’re done school
When you apply for OSAP, we automatically consider you for both grants and loans. If you don’t want to take a loan, you can decline it after your application is approved.
There are also programs to help you repay your student loan once you’re done school.” - Provided by the Government of Ontario
How is OSAP changing?
We are located in the University Center at Carleton University. The best way to get in touch with us is via one of our social media channels, email, or the form below.
University Center Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Feel free to contact us by filling out the following form here.