Post Secondary students can expect to see some changes to their OSAP application this year.
The province has reworked the aid program in the hopes that it will improve accessibility and transparency.
OSAP will now allow students to control the amount of money they withdraw and how much they work.
“Before if they were making roughly around one hundred dollars a week any additional income they would make per week would be clawed back from their OSAP, they wouldn’t receive that financial assistance” said McMaster Student Union’s Spencer Nestico-Semianiw.
Other changes include larger loans.
The loan limit will be increased to 155 dollars a week for single students, and 355 dollars a week for students with a spouse or children.
In addition to this, aid will be indexed to the rate of inflation so that students can better manage rising costs.
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