To qualify for an OSAP/Government Student Aid Fee Deferral, a student must:
- Apply for OSAP (or other Canadian government-funded student aid program); and,
- Be receiving, or expect to receive, funding greater than $0.
Students who do not have proof that they will be receiving funding (e.g., a funding estimate or Notice of Assessment) are not eligible for an OSAP/Government Student Aid tuition fee deferral.
Online Fee Deferrals
Students are strongly encouraged to use the online OSAP/Government Student Aid Fee Deferral tool available through ROSI. Normally the OSAP tuition fee program for the Fall is activated for student access in July when the fees invoices are available.
- Log into ACORN
- Go to the "Fee Deferral" menu item in the left-hand menu
- Click the button to request a fee deferral.
Students will know immediately if their deferral request is successful.
Out of Province Student Loan Recipients:
Out of province students must still submit, fax or email a copy of their provincial Notice of Assessment to Enrolment Services so that their online fee deferral access can be activated. The student should write their U of T Student Number on their Notice of Assessment. It takes Enrolment Services three (3) business days to upload the Notice of Assessment information into ACORN so that these students can use the online fee deferral.
University of Toronto
172 St. George Street
U.S. Direct Loan Recipients
Ensure that you've completed all steps to apply for your funding before you attempt to access the online deferral.
Part-time OSAP or Noah Meltz recipients
Submit your completed Noah Meltz application and/or your Part-Time OSAP application and supporting documentation to Enrolment Services at 172 St. George St and wait approximately 3 business days, then request an online fee deferral through ACORN.
Please note that submitting the Part-Time OSAP application online is not sufficient to receive a deferral, you must submit your supporting documentation.
Manual Fee Deferrals
Students who are unable to access the OSAP/Government Student Aid Tuition Fee Deferral tool must go to their college or faculty to request a manual fee deferral. Enrolment Services does not process manual fee deferrals.
In order for a college or faculty to process a manual fee deferral request, the student must provide proof that they will be receiving student aid funding greater than $0.
OSAP applicants can provide proof by:
- Logging into their OSAP account on the OSAP website
- Clicking “My Apps”
- Clicking “View Estimate”
Students from other provinces and territories must provide a copy of their Notice of Assessment (paper or electronic) to prove funding.