OSAP Life Cycle

Overview, & Deadlines

The ON-TIME Life Cyle of an OSAP Application

Early Spring: On-line OSAP Application goes live for the next academic year! Apply by June 30.  Pay close attention to the application deadlines!

Be sure to have the following information available:

  • Parents'/spouse's income tax paperwork, ie. T1 General Working Copy & Notice of Assessment
  • Your income information for the current taxation year (actual and estimated income figures will be required)

In the Spring, OSAP assessments should be available.  Upon submitting an OSAP application however, students are presented with an estimate of the eligibility.  The University of Windsor should have our OSAP costs approved in order for OSAP assessments to be confirmed by July 1st.

By July 15, upload to your OSAP account or submit your student and your parent's/spouse's (if appropriate) signature and declaration pages and required supporting documentation to the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office.
Without this documentation, your loans WILL NOT be released to you.

Starting in May 2018, students with a new Master Student Financial Aid Agreement (MSFAA) will be required to have their identities verified online and electronically sign and submit their loan documents. Information regarding the MSFAA process can be found on your OSAP account under the 'Required Documents' section of your OSAP application.

Within 4 to 6 weeks of you submitting your signature pages and supporting documentation, your application will be reviewed. Should any additional documentation be required, you will be contacted by email or by mail. Otherwise, your application status can be confirmed by going on-line.

Submitting an appeal for additional funding? Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a response. If your appeal is approved, additional funding can be viewed on-line. Funding will be released to a student based on the initial application and assessment. If an appeal is approved an a reassessment is done, additional funding will issued subsequently to the student.

Confirmation of Enrolment will be done by the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office up to 10 business days prior to classes starting and will be dependent on all other documents being submitted.

Monitor your funding and account status via the OSAP webiste.

Applying Late?

Review the following guidelines for late application submissions

Summary of Application Deadlines

Complete Applications (Signature Pages & Required Supporting Documentation) Received By:

  • July 1: Funding should be available for the start for classes
  • July 31: Funding may be available for the start of classes
  • August 31: Funding will be available in mid-October
  • September 30: Funding will be available in mid-November
  • October 31: Funding will be available in early December

Services Available:

You may reach our office at: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300

Regular SAFA Service Hours 

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday    9:00AM - 12:00PM; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 12:00PM; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM


Please refer to ask.uwindsor.ca as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

In order to better assist you, please always include your UWindsor Student Number in your communications.

Students should complete their UWinAward Student Application/Profile via UWinsite Student > Student Homepage > Award Profile to be matched with eligible funding opportunities.

Additional Information for Domestic Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Additional Information for International Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

If you require additional assistance you may contact our office by email at award1@uwindsor.ca.



Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment via email at award1@uwindsor.ca, or placed in our drop-box located in the lobby of CHT or mailed to:

Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave. CHT Room 102
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

Fax: (519) 973-7087

Please refer to https://ask.uwindsor.ca/ as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.


Student Awards & Financial Aid Office

University of Windsor
Chrysler Hall Tower, 1st Floor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON, Canada, N9B 3P4

We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

Regular SAFA Service Hours

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday   9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM


To enter our in-person service queue with the Student Awards or the Financial Aid office, please scan this QR Code or click if using a mobile device:

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your situation, please take the following steps:

1) Try asking your question using https://ask.uwindsor.ca.  We have many knowledge base articles that might be able to assist you with your question.

2) Log on to https://ask.uwindsor.ca to submit a service request and a Student Awards or Financial Aid Representative will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

3) Call our office during our phone service hours.  A Student Award or Financial Aid Representative may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

4) If options 1) through 3) do not resolve your issue,  we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.


UWinAward Profile/Application Support

Here is the schedule for our virtual drop-in sessions available for students who require assistance with their UWinAward Profile/Application for bursary and scholarship applications.

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and service requests within 2 business days where possible.  In September, January & May however, our response time may be closer to 7-10 business days.

  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails as this will delay our response time.