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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

Please note: the office will be closed at 3:30pm on the following dates:
Friday August 1st
Friday August 29th

The office will be closed Monday, July 28th, for OSAP processing..

Thank you for your cooperation.


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.

Related Links


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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OSAP Income Verification
OSAP Income Verification
OSAP has started to verify student income on the 2012/13 and 2013/14 OSAP applications. More information is provided here about Income Verification.

Dates and Deadlines

13/14 Summer OSAP for Part Time Students

The deadline to apply for 13/14 OSAP for Part-Time Students is quickly approaching on June 27. Students studying in a course load between 20-59% during the spring-summer session or only the summer term may be eligible to apply. For more information and the online application go to https://osap.gov.on.ca.

2013/2014 Spring-Summer OSAP Addendum Application

At this time, students who are fully registered in the spring-summer session OR only the summer term can apply for OSAP using the OSAP Addendum Application if they have a completed 1314 fall/winter OSAP application on file. The deadline to apply is June 29. The addendum form is available online at the Summer Addendum Application .

14/15 OSAP Recommended Date

The 2014-15 OSAP application is now available online at https://osap.gov.on.ca. Apply early, by July 15th, to ensure you have any available OSAP funding at the beginning of the study period. For ‘OSAP QuickTIPS’ and deadline notifications ‘like’ the McMaster Financial Aid Office Facebook page today!