Alrighty. Talked to the Dean, have a referral to a couple of people who can help further. Finally tracked down OSAP application person at my campus today, will definitely have to appeal but will be getting a larger sum in the first semester and then a smaller one in the second semester. They divide it that way for people to get startup books and equipment I guess.
Unfortunately, since the third semester is in the summer OSAP has bundled it with the other two payments, and of course OSAP does not support internships at all. One person told me to budget... I've definitely budgeted!
**In conclusion: the first and second semesters are basically ok, and I might even be able to get a part-time job in the second semester so might be able to access bank loans for the third... however that being a possibility rather than an actuality I will still be accessing as much help as possible as soon as possible.**
Classes are AWESOME, teachers are GREAT, and fellow students are likewise AWESOME. I've already learned a ton.
The college also has a scent-free policy which is helping a lot as the only times I'm exposed to *major* allergens are during travel and during errands at lunch.