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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
December 4, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Eligibility/Courseload Requirements

Course Load Requirements

You are eligible to apply for OSAP if you are planning to enroll in an approved undergraduate program in at least 60% of a full course load per term at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Students with permanent disabilities are eligible to apply for OSAP if they are planning to enroll in an approved program in at least 40% of a full course load per term at Wilfrid Laurier University. OSAP eligibility and funding is prorated based on your course load.

Please look at the charts below to distinguish your Course Load.

For Concurrent Education Students

 Credits Percentage (%)
1.33 50%
1.66 70%
1.83 70%
2.17 90%
2.25 90%
2.34 100%
2.42 100%
2.59 100%
2.67 100%
2.75 110%
2.84 110%
2.92 110%
3.09 120%
3.17 120%

For all other Students

 Credits  Percentage (%)
0.5 20%
1.0 40%
2.5 100%

Decreased Course Load

If you drop below the course load you have applied for on your OSAP application, your OSAP funding may be reduced. Furthermore, your eligibility for OSAP could be affected as a result of poor academic progress. You may also be in overpayment with OSAP. You must notify Student Awards at or 519-756-8228 ext. 5885 before you make any changes to your course load.

Increased Course Load

If you increased your course load, please notify Student Awards at or 519-756-8228 extension 5885. You may be eligible for additional funding if you are not receiving maximum OSAP funding. 

Withdrawal from studies

If you withdraw from your studies at Laurier Brantford and have been issued funding, your OSAP will be affected and you will be put on OSAP academic probation/restriction. You might also be in overpayment with OSAP.


If you drop courses or withdraw from studies and are expecting to receive a refund, your refund may be directed to the National Student Loan Service Centre to repay any overpayment on your OSAP.

Academic Progress

It is your responsibility to be aware of consequences of course drops and withdrawals and how it may affect your OSAP. Students must maintain a minimum academic standard to be eligible for OSAP funding. Frequent or multiple switches, drops, withdrawals and/or repeats of programs that are funded by OSAP may be considered lack of academic progress and direction.

Students are required to successfully complete the academic requirements of their program of study to continue to be eligible for OSAP assistance. Failure to complete the required course may impact your eligibility for future OSAP funding.

Residency Requirements

You must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada (landed immigrant) or a Protected Person. You also must meet one of the following criteria to meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements:

  • You have always resided in Onatrio
  • Ontario is the last province you resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post secondary student.
  • In certain circumstances, you can meet Ontario residency requirements on the basis of the residency of you spouse (if applicable) or residency of your parents (s). You must fill out the OSAP application to determine whether your residency can be based on that of your spouse or parent(s).