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What is an OSAP Access Number (OAN)?

The OSAP Access Number (OAN) is a nine-digit number that is assigned to each person who has:

  • registered on the secure side of the OSAP website, and/or
  • submitted a paper application for various OSAP funding instruments (e.g., OSAP for full-time students, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Explore).

Once you are assigned an OAN, it becomes your unique identifying number that will not change over time.

Think of the secure side of the OSAP website as a door with two locks. Your OAN, along with your OSAP password, are the two keys that you will use to gain entry to the various online OSAP applications, along with current information about the status of your OSAP aid.

Don’t know if you have an OAN? Don’t worry. Check out the Forgot Your OAN? link located on the left hand side of the main log in screen for further assistance.