Office Hours

Drop-In Counselling available
(no appointments)

Closure Notice

August 3rd (Civic Holiday)

Revised Hours

Starting Wednesday, July 22nd Thursday, August 13th, our office will be open in the afternoon only from 1-4pm.

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.

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.

The deadline for students to apply for the Summer Work Program via the Student Center on MOSAIC is July 31st.


Income Verification

The NEW 15/16 Online Aid Application will be available in Mosaic starting August 10th.  Students interested in the Fall & Winter Work Program, bursaries, awards and scholarships will submit an application via the Mosaic Student Center.

Instructions for applying for Financial Aid in Mosaic

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

Awards Update:

In-course Awards and Community Contribution Awards for 2014/15 are currently being processed; final award decisions will be made in August.

Emergency Assistance for unexpected circumstances is available through SFAS

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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.