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.

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

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.

Income Verification

Applications for bursaries and awards open throughout the year!

The NEW 15/16 Online Aid Application will be available at 9am on Wednesday August 12th.  Students can apply for the Fall/Winter Work Program, the Rhodes Scholarship and the MAPS Bursary at this time. Complete your personal profile to prepare your application for awards and bursaries! Mosaic instructions. Thank you for your patience.

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.

SFAS is currently working on granting awards.  Please note that an award decision is not final until you receive an email notification from the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. Award recipients can expect to receive the funding in their student account after September 16th.

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.