ON students report OSAP delays, ON says “no significant backlog”

CBC reports that several postsecondary students in Ontario stated that they have still not received OSAP funds or replies on OSAP applications, even as the Fall semester begins. College Student Alliance President Azi Afousi told CBC that she has never received so many complaints about OSAP delays before. ON Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop has stated that there is no significant backlog and that a staff review is being conducted, and the National Student Loans Service Centre agreed that there were no significant delays. CBC reports that some students have tried unconventional methods, such as tweeting at government agencies, to have their application processed and are calling on the provincial government to acknowledge the delays. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.