Friday, January 24, 2020
At this time, 24 students have applied
to university and 36 students have applied to college for September 2020.
A number of students will also be starting apprenticeships in July 2020. Most
offers of admission to college and university programs come in the
spring. College-bound students must accept an offer by May 1. The
earliest date a university can require a response from a student is June
1. At that time a financial commitment may also be required.
College applications were due on Feb 1 and university applications were due on
January 15. However, it may not be too late to apply for certain
programs. Late applicants are encouraged to visit Guidance to explore options.
Many students have been asking about
OSAP and scholarships for post-secondary education. Students were given
folders in September which included a handout of scholarship information.
Extra handouts are available in Guidance. Each post-secondary school
offers their own scholarships/bursaries so students should check the websites
of the schools they have applied to. Another great website to check is www.scholarshipscanada.com.
Parents can also check their places of employment, insurance companies, and
club/association affiliations, as many offer scholarships. In addition,
EDHS subscribes to The Scholarship Report – these publications are emailed to
grade 12 students and their parents as I receive them. If you have not
received an issue, please contact Student Services to update your email
A financial aid presentation is
scheduled for April 8 at 10:30am. This presentation will cover the costs
of post-secondary education and possible sources of funding, including
OSAP. There is no application deadline for OSAP. Students must have
accepted an offer of admission, and parents’ income tax returns must be filed
before a student can complete the application. It takes 8-10 weeks for
OSAP to process an application - if students apply in June they should have an
answer by September.