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!

Travel & Exchange Scholarships: Going on exchange or studying abroad this summer or next year? Apply for Travel & Exchange Scholarships! Deadline: March 29. More info on scholarships.


Summer Undergraduate Bursary: Applications are open in Mosaic. Apply by clicking “apply for financial aid” and completing the application found under the “aid by application tab”. Deadline: April 12. Learn more about this new summer bursary.


Course load calculator: Not sure about your course load percentage for OSAP? Check out our new guide on how to calculate it! Course load guide (non-Engineering). Engineering course load guide.


Scholarship applications are OPEN: Don’t miss out on this easy money! There are awards for all faculties and programs, all undergrad years and both academic AND community work. Apply in Mosaic by clicking the “Apply for Aid and Awards” tile. Find scholarships under the “Aid By Application” tab. More info on scholarships.  


 

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