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OSAP? There's an app for that

Checking the status of OSAP application just got easier with the Ontario governments new OSAP app for smartphones.

The new mobile OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) app is the first interactive app of its kind for the Ontario government. It will allow students to get up-to-date information and check their application status on their smart phone. Students applying for OSAP will now know when and how much they can expect to receive from OSAP -- anywhere, anytime.

Other changes to OSAP in 2001 include making applications available months earlier and the launch of a brand-new OSAP website. The government says changes will help students understand what financial aid is available sooner so they can plan better and focus more on their studies.