Emergency Assistance

What is an emergency?

  • No money for food or rent
  • Pending eviction from your place of residence
  • Negative circumstances outside of your control

What emergency financial assistance is available?

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Meal cards
  • Special Consideration Bursary
  • An advance of bursary funding

What are my next steps to getting assistance?

  • Submit a bursary application by clicking on ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ in the Mosaic Student Centre (if you haven’t already!)
  • Visit the Student Financial Aid and Awards office (Gilmour Hall, Room 120) for drop-in counselling with a Student Loans & Awards Officer (Find our contact information and hours of operation)
  • Take advantage of other McMaster and community resources
  • Connect with family and friends for support

 


 

 

What’s New!

Indigenous Entrance Awards: McMaster offers generous awards for Indigenous students entering first year. Find out more about entrance scholarships for Indigenous students. Apply by July 15!


Spring/Summer CIFS: Students enrolled full-time for the spring and/or summer sessions can now submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.


18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website by June 30th, McMaster’s recommended deadline, if you require your funding in September.


Survey for Spring/Summer Part-Time Students: We want your input! Complete a three-minute survey to help us consider bursary options for funding part-time studies.


External Scholarships Page: Check out our new External Scholarships page for updated information on scholarships available through various companies/organizations.


Rhodes Scholarship Info Webinar: Missed the webinar? Lots of great information about the Rhodes application and experience is available in the webinar presentation (PDF)!


 

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