OSAP Micro-credentials

What is a Micro-credential program/course?

  • A Micro-credential program(s)/course(s) recognized granular, specific skills and competencies and typically requires less time to complete than traditional credentials.  Micro-credential program(s)/course(s) are tied to a labour market need or developed in partnership with a specific employer or sector.

What is OSAP for Micro-credential funding:

  • Provincial only grant and/or loan funding
  • Students must accept both grant and loan funding.  There is no grant only funding option for OSAP Micro-credential programs.

What program(s)/course(s) are eligible for OSAP for micro-credential funding?

  • OSAP for Micro-credential funding is available for students taking a ministry approved micro-credential program/course that is less than 12-weeks in length
  • To find a list of approved micro-credential program(s)/course(s) offered at the University of Windsor, visit the approved micro-credentials list on the OSAP website.

How do you apply for OSAP Micro-credential funding?

  • Visit the OSAP website
  • Login to your OSAP account and submit an OSAP for Micro-credential funding application
  • Submit all required supporting documentation

How do I repay my OSAP for Micro-credential loans?

  • The contact information for the National Student Loans Service Centre for OSAP Micro-credentials Program is:
    • Main Line: 1-888-869-2896 (Toll Free)    Local: 647-943-5789
    • TTY:           1-866-669-6785 (Toll Free)    Local: 647-943-3515

Additional information on the OSAP for Micro-credential program


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.