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OSAP & Co-op

Lassonde Co-op/Internship Fees

An overview of fees once admitted into the program.

Registration: $200

A one-time non-refundable fee charged to your student account upon acceptance into the Lassonde Co-op/Internship program.

Internship Fees

Upon securing an internship work term, you will be automatically enrolled in the associated Internship work term course(s).

Co-op Fees

Upon securing a co-op work term, you will be automatically enrolled in the associated Co-op work term course(s).

DATT 3929 0.0

You will be enrolled in Digital Media Internship Work Term for the full duration of your work period.

$475 per each 4-month work term

EECS 3900 0.0

You will be enrolled in Computer Science Internship Work Term for the full duration of your work period.

$475 per each 4-month work term

COOP 3980 0.0

You will be enrolled in Computer Security Internship Work Term for the full duration of your work period.

$475 per each 4-month work term

First Work Period

COOP 2109 0.0

You will be enrolled in Co-op 2109 for the full duration of your work period.

$500 per each 4-month work term

COOP 2100 2.0

You are enrolled in this Professional Development course once during your first work term.

Standard cost per credit fees apply. Click here for more information on York’s course fees.

Second Work Period

COOP 3109 0.0

You will be enrolled in COOP 3109 for the full duration of your second work period.

$500 per each 4-month work term

COOP 3100 2.0

You are enrolled in this Professional Development course once during your last work term.

Standard cost per credit fees apply. Click here for more information on York’s course fees.

OSAP & Co-op

An overview of OSAP and CFIS on a work term.

Interest-free status

Maintaining interest-free status while on an official Lassonde Co-op/Internship work term.

Applying for CIFS

When to apply, deadline to apply, and how to apply.

FAQ

The Lassonde Co-op/Internship department strongly advises you contact Registrarial Services for help with your York University OSAP, CIFS applications and aid funding.

Maintaining interest-free status while on a co-op/internship work term

As a Lassonde Co-op/Internship student, your enrollment in the mandatory co-op/internship courses is considered full-time courseload for OSAP purposes. If you received OSAP funding previously, you may be eligible to apply for Continuation of Interest-Free Status (CIFS).

  • Once you see the course(s) added to your account, you can then apply for CIFS for the current work term period (this includes summer terms)
  • Your CIFS application can only include your study period for the co-op course(s) you are currently enrolled in. Completion of a new CIFS application is required if you wish to maintain your full-time status with the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC)

The mandatory co-op/internship courses are:

  • COOP 2100, 2109, 3100, 3109
  • EECS 3900, 3980
  • DATT 3929

When to apply

We recommend you apply for interest free status as soon as your COOP course enrollment is added to your student account. Typically, we process your enrollment within the first 2 weeks on the term.

Scenario: Fall work term, winter study session

Nicole will be on a work term during the fall term and will return to full-time studies for the winter term.

At the beginning of the fall session, Nicole will complete a Continuation of Interest Free Status (CIFS) form to keep her loans in good standing while enrolled in the co-op/internship work term course.

Nicole will apply for OSAP for the winter session only (January to April)

Deadline to apply

Your application must be received no later than 21 days before the end of the current term (i.e. Summer, Fall or Winter). Do not wait to submit your application until the deadline as you will be responsible to pay for any interest accrued.

How to apply

Apply online

The average processing time is 1 – 3 weeks.

After you submit your CIFS application, your full-time status needs to be confirmed by York University. You will know this has been done when your status shows as “Eligible”. Once you see this status, we recommend you contact the NSLSC to discuss any outstanding interest and/or payments that may be required.

If you received out-of-province government loan, please contact your loan provider for details on how to maintain interest-free status. Please refer to any correspondence you have received from the Loan Centre.

  1. Log in to your OSAP account.
  2. On the Application page, click “Apply for interest-free status”.
  3. In the field asking for your program name, write “Co-op” or “Internship” (not your academic program)
  4. If a status is requested, indicate that Co-op/Internship is full-time
  5. Note that “study period” is your work term dates. For example, if you are on co-op for Fall, your study period is September – December

Why does Co-op/Internship cost money?

Across Canada, co-op/internship programs have established fees. These fees help Lassonde recover some of the costs incurred while running, maintaining and promoting the co-op programs. Most students recover these costs within their first paycheck. Your fees contribute to:

  • Interview preparation
  • Access to an exclusive job board
  • Organizing & scheduling job interviews
  • Liaising between you and your employers
  • Conducting employer/employee evaluations
  • Providing resume critiques & career advising
  • Improving and ensuring a smooth Co-op experience
  • Monitoring jobs to ensure quality and safety standards

When are Co-op/Internship fees due?

Lassonde Co-op/Internship fees are due at the same time as tuition fees. Check the list of important dates and deadlines to find out when that is. Payments and late fees are handled by Financial Services.

Can I apply for OSAP while on Co-op?

You may apply for OSAP while on an official co-op/internship work term to help with living costs. The amount of funding you receive will depend on the level of your income/resources (including that of your parents/spouse, if applicable).

Before you apply, here are some considerations:

  1. You are required to include your co-op earnings on your application as study period income
  2. You will use up more weeks of your OSAP lifetime limit

Contact Registrarial Services for specific answers on apply while on a co-op work term.

Need more OSAP help?

The Lassonde Co-op/Internship department strongly advises you contact Registrarial Services for help with your York University OSAP, CIFS applications and aid funding. They have services available:

  • by telephone at 416-872-9675 (416-872-YORK)
  • in person at their offices in the first-floor lobby of the Bennett Centre for Student Services