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Updated on Saturday, December 7

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QUESTION: If I want to apply for OSAP for the Spring 2014 term, but I have been on co-op for Fall/Winter, do I just apply normally online or is there another way I have to do it? And when can I apply, if it's the online app?

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  1. see here: https://uwaterloo.ca/student-awards-financial-aid/news/new-osap-study-period-extension-form

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    1. I don't need the extension form because I am on co-op for fall and winter. I will only be getting OSAP for the spring term. I am confused because there is no option for a spring term selection on the OSAP website. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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  2. I think speaking to Student Accounts directly would be your best option.

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    1. No, SAFA. Student Accounts only takes your money. SAFA doles out money.

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  3. Okay so then speak to SAFA....

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  4. Apply online through OSAP site anytime. Just make sure you apply well before and give a call to financial aid to let them know you'll be returning to school after your 8 months of co-op. OSAP starts asking for payments 6 months after your academic term if they find you are not back in school or have not applied for OSAP (they assume you're taking time off or you're done or something). It happened to me. So make sure you call the school to get that sorted out.

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  5. Make an appointment with Maureen Jones in the SAFA Office in Needles Hall. Just call or go in and book it. OSAP for CO-OP students is being done on a term by term basis, but it's a little complicated depending on how much you make each term. SAFA is recommending that you make an appt. If you fill out the application online on your own, you can select the term you want and fill out the information honestly and then if you're rejected or don't get enough money, make the appt. and appeal it then, it's an extra step, but it'll help.

    Source: spoke with SAFA about it earlier in this term.

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