A student is considered to be in full-time studies if s/he is taking at least 60% of a full-time course load (or 40% or more of a full-time course load if they have identified as having a permanent disability).
For OSAP purposes, a permanent disability is defined as a functional limitation that is caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the student's ability to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a postsecondary level or in the labor force, and expected to remain with the student for their expected life.
If the student withdraws or drops below 60% of a full time course load, the ministry must be notified as the student is no longer eligible for full-time OSAP funding and/or continuation of interest-free status.
A student placed on first probation must achieve passing grades in at least 60% of 12 credits. (A student identified as having a permanent disability must achieve passing grades in at least 40% of a fulltime course load).
If placed on second probation a student will lose eligibility to OSAP irrespective of the passing grade percentage.