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Major capacity expansion policy framework for Ontario’s Colleges and Universities

This updated policy framework provides a guide for all future major capacity expansions for Ontario’s postsecondary education sector. (July 2020)

Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines, Publicly-Assisted Universities

The Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines are intended to give direction to publicly-assisted university-level institutions on how to implement the 10% Tuition Fee reduction in 2019-20 and the Tuition Fee freeze in 2020-21, as set by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. These guidelines will be in effect for the
2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. (March 29, 2019) PDF version, 149 Kb.


Career Ready Fund

Find out how to get funding to offer hands on learning opportunities for college and university students.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help pay for college or university.
  • OSAP Default Rates and Repayment Assistance Rates
    The ministry collects and publishes indicators by institution and program for Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan (COISL) recipients. OSAP loan repayment results help students assess the financial risk and learn about prior student loan borrower outcomes.
  • OSAP and Performance Requirements for Private Postsecondary Institutions
    Private postsecondary institutions that offer programs in Ontario must meet specific performance requirements in order for their students to be eligible to receive financial aid through the Ontario Student Assistance Program. Download Performance requirements for Private Postsecondary Institutions
    (Version 13, July 2019. PDF, 469 KB)

Graduation rates and graduate employment outcomes

Key performance indicators for public institutions

Key performance indicators private institutions

Guidelines and operating procedures

Colleges of applied arts and technology (CAAT)

Policy framework guidelines and operating procedures are available upon request from The documents provide details about the roles and responsibilities of CAATs under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 and Regulations for the Act: O.Reg. 34/03.

International Student Program (ISP)

Applying for status as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).

Workplace insurance for postecondary students

Postsecondary students in publicly assisted colleges and universities are eligible for ministry sponsored WSIB coverage if they are required to take an unpaid work placement to graduate from their approved program. Guidelines, application form, questions and answers. (July 2017)

Published College Program Standards

Where they exist, program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by publicly-funded colleges across the province. Individual colleges also determine whether additional learning outcomes will be required to reflect specific local needs and/or interests.

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