Ontario Crown Ward Postsecondary Application Fee Reimbursement Program

Purpose

The program is intended to reimburse current and former Ontario Crown wards for the cost of applying to eligible postsecondary institutions and postsecondary programs. You are reimbursed when:

  • eligible application fees were paid for an approved full-time postsecondary program of study;
  • the program of study started in the academic years 2014-15 or 2015-16 or will start in 2016-17; and,
  • the program of study leads to a first postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate.

How Much Can I Apply For?

For 2016-17 academic year applications, reimbursements are available up to the maximums listed below and only in up to two of the following institutional categories:

  • Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC): All application fees for up to five first-entry university/program choices*
  • Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS): All application fees for up to five college/program choices
  • OSAP approved programs offered by Ontario private postsecondary institutions: Up to $100 in application fees
  • OSAP approved programs offered by out-of-province postsecondary institutions: Up to $100 in application fees*

You may have additional fees and application fees from other institutions. These fees are not eligible for reimbursement.

For the 2014-15 & 2015-16 academic years, please see the Reimbursement Application Form for prior-year reimbursement maximums.

*Application fees incurred applying to second-entry professional programs such as law, medicine, faculties of education (teacher's college) and rehabilitation sciences are not eligible for reimbursement.

Do I Qualify?

Reimbursements are available to current and former Ontario Crown wards regardless of age, income or adoption status when:

  • postsecondary application fees have been paid for a first full-time college, university, private or out-of-province postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate program;
  • that program of study started in 2014-15, 2015-16, or will start in 2016-17 academic years; and,
  • it is an approved program of study.

How Can I Apply?

Tim Colfe
Program Development Unit/ Programs Branch
Strategic Policy and Programs Division
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Mowat Block, 23rd Floor
900 Bay St.
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2

Still Have Questions?

Phone: 1-888-669-6313