Office Hours

Drop-In Counselling available
(no appointments)

Revised Hours

Starting Monday August 31st, counselling is only available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 & 1:00-4:00.  Thank you for your co-operation while we process your OSAP application.

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Friday

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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.


Scholarships Update:

Scholarships have now been finalized, email notifications will be sent out in the coming weeks. Award recipients can view their scholarships in their student account after September 16th.

The Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarships and University (Senate) Scholarship cut-offs will be finalized after September 16th.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program is being offered through the McMaster Health Forum.

Renaissance Information Session

Monday September 28th from 3-4pm in GH-111.
More about the Renaissance Award

OSAP Update:

OSAP Confirmations of Enrollment are now being completed. Check your status on the OSAP website. Email notifications will be sent out shortly to confirm your status.

The 2015/2016 applications for Full-Time OSAP, the Ontario Tuition Grant, and Part-Time OSAP are now available through the OSAP website.

Government Aid (OSAP)

  • OSAP Process
  • Eligibility
  • OSAP How To...
  • Academic Progress
  • Interest-Free Status
  • Part Time Aid

Work Programs

  • Application Details
  • Fall/Winter Work Program
  • Summer Work Program
  • International Student Work Study
  • Employer Info


  • Instructions: Personal Profile
  • Instructions: Bursary & McWork
  • Instructions: Aid by Applications


Recommended Due Date for Fall/Winter Full-Time OSAP applications: July 15th.

Application deadlines for OSAP for Full-Time Students and the Ontario Tuition Grant for the fall term only enrollment is October 23rd .  All supporting documentation is due by November 12th.

MBA students can apply for the MBA MASO Bursary and the McMaster General Bursary up to October 15th via the Mosaic Student Center with one online application.

Medicine & Physician Assistant students apply for a bursary via the Mosaic Student Center from October 15th to 31st.

The Renaissance Award deadline is November 2nd.

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If you have an accommodation need for a planned meeting, please e-mail osap@mcmaster.ca or
call (905) 525-9140 ext. 24319 to make appropriate arrangements.