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!

Part-time OSAP: Funding certificates for OSAP for Part-Time Students will be available at the SFAS office (Gilmour Hall, 120) this week. Watch for a notification in your Mosaic to-do list. Starting this fall, part-time OSAP funding will automatically be redirected to McMaster to pay tuition and fees. Learn more about part-time OSAP


OSAP confirmations of enrolment: The OSAP confirmation of enrolment process is ongoing. OSAP funding will be released within 5-7 business days of your confirmation of enrolment. Watch your McMaster email and OSAP Message Centre for notifications. See when you’ve received your funding in your Mosaic Student Center.


Important OSAP change: Starting this fall, all OSAP funding will automatically be sent to McMaster to pay tuition and student fees. Funding left over after covering tuition/fees will be deposited into students’ bank accounts. Learn more on how to track your funding.


 

 

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