Office Hours


Drop-In Counselling available
(no appointments)

Counselling is available every day during regular office hours.

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Friday
(except Tuesdays)
9:00 - 11:30
1:00 - 4:00

10:00 - 11:30
1:00 - 4:00

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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:

Awards by Application will be available on Mosaic February 15th – April 15th

NEW! Counselling for Awards/Scholarships & Bursaries will be available on Mondays during our regular office hours.

Bursary Update:

The SFAS bursary deadline of January 9th has passed and decisions are finalized.  Funding has been applied to student accounts and refunds (if applicable) will be disbursed by February 29th.   Please check your status at ‘View Financial Awards’ and your student account in Mosaic.

OSAP Update.

  • February 29 -application deadline for Winter term Full-time OSAP & OTG
  • March 20 – deadline for OSAP supporting documentation and appeals
  • March 18 – deadline for Winter term Part-time OSAP applications and supporting documentation
  • "Income Updates" can now be completed by students on the OSAP website.
  • Check the status of your application for OSAP & CIFS via Mosaicís "View Financial Aid Applications".
  • Register for an OSAP Repayment Presentation Webinar

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


Spring/Summer Work Program applications are now available on Mosaic.

Spring/Summer OSAP Extension forms are now available.


MAPS Bursary application deadline is March 31st.  Supporting documentation deadline is April 7th.

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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.