Ontario is now accepting applications for the new Ontario Student Assistance Program, which is making tuition free for more than 210,000 students.
Premier Kathleen Wynne met with high school students at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School in Toronto today to talk about how the new OSAP will help more students pursue higher education based on their ability to learn — not on their ability to pay.
In addition to providing free tuition to hundreds of thousands of students each year, the new OSAP will also provide more generous grants. “For too many high school students and their families, tuition fees are a barrier to applying for college or university,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said. By next year, it is estimated that some 230,000 students receiving OSAP will have less debt as a result of these changes.
All students are encouraged to visit ontario.ca/OSAP to start their applications today.
Removing the financial barriers to higher learning and making postsecondary education more affordable is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
Free tuition enacts a promise made in the 2016 provincial budget. Breaking it down to the numbers. On tuition worth $18,480 the new grant would cover $6042.