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Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Investing in student success through delivery of government and University financial aid and scholarship programs.

Regular Office Hours

full-service counselling available
(no appointments)

Monday through Friday
9:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 4:00pm


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Professional Standards for Documentation
For inquires relating to your personal information, please include full name and your McMaster Student Number on all e-mail correspondence.
To further protect your privacy, students are encouraged to use their McMaster e-mail account.

FAQ: Consent to Release Personal Information

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Scholarships at awards@mcmaster.ca

Federal & Provincial Student Aid Programs, US Loans, Work Programs, and Bursaries at osap@mcmaster.ca

Our Facts & Forms page, our "one-stop-shop" for forms, guides, FAQ sheets, and applications.

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Emergency Assistance

If you have an emergency or unexpected situation and require financial assistance, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships in Gilmour Hall, Room 120 and ask to speak to a Student Loans Officer.


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The Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award
The Renaissance Award aims to improve educational experiences for students. The application deadline is October 28th.  More details about the award can be found at Renaissance Award Information.

Information Session
October 1st from 3-4pm
MUSC 319

OSAP Confirmation of Enrollment & Direct Deposit
The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships started confirming enrolment for OSAP students the week of August 25. On Fridays, the SFAS Office will send out email notifications to all students who had their enrollment confirmed during the week. The email will indicate when to expect the OSAP funding to be deposited to the personal bank account, specified on the MSFAA.

McMaster General Bursary
The McMaster General Bursary application (online and pdf version) is available via MUGSI starting September 15th. Find more information at http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/bursary/macbur.html.

Winter Addendum Application
This form is to be completed when a student has an existing OSAP application for September to December and needs it extended for the winter term at McMaster.

Dates and Deadlines

OSAP for Part-Time Students

The deadline to apply AND submit all supporting documentation for OSAP for Part-Time Students for the fall term is November 11. Students studying in a course load between 20-59% during the fall term may be eligible to apply. For more information and the online application go to https://osap.gov.on.ca.

Program Specific Bursaries

MASO Bursary Apply via MUGSI using the online bursary application from September 15th to October 15. To be considered for the MASO bursary, students must complete the Winter Addendum before October 15.

MEDICINE & PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT STUDENT Bursaries The online bursary application is available via MUGSI from October 15th to October 31st.

Fall Term OSAP and the Ontario Tuition Grant

The deadline date to apply for OSAP or the Ontario Tuition Grant for ONLY the fall term is October 22nd. All supporting documentation is due by November 11th for students to be considered for funding prior to the end of the study period.

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