Out-of-Province Student Aid

The Basics

Do I apply for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or my provincial student aid program?

  • Apply for OSAP if you have lived in Ontario for at least 12 months prior to starting post-secondary studies and meet all other eligibility criteria
  • Denied by your province? Please visit SFAS for drop-in counselling

Who is eligible?

  • Your province will determine all eligibility criteria and assess your entitlement

How is my provincial aid application processed?

  • Students complete an application online via their province’s student aid website
  • Some provinces require information from the institution to process the application
  • Please allow 3 business days for student aid forms to be completed by SFAS. SFAS will let you know when to pick up the completed form via the Mosaic To-Do List.
  • McMaster uses the online portal to confirm enrolment for the following student aid programs:
    • British Columbia (including the Appendix 3)
    • Alberta
    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
    • National Student Loans Service Centre – all Canada Student Loans

Out-of-Province Aid FAQs


How to Apply

Apply for provincial student aid online via the following links:













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United States

U.S. Direct Loans

  • McMaster University does not administer any federal or state loan/grant programs
  • Sallie Mae Student Loans are an option for U.S. students seeking financial aid

Deferment Request Forms

U.S. Federal Educational Savings Plan (529)


Notice


We will be closing for the holiday break at 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, re-opening Jan. 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. Happy Holidays!

What’s New!

Food insecurity survey: Did you know? Two in 5 students across five Canadian campuses experience moderate or severe food insecurity — meaning they are unable to access enough food for a healthy, active life. The Hungry for Knowledge Student Food Insecurity Survey is looking to assess the rate of food insecurity among McMaster students. Take the survey.


Transcripts for Part-Time OSAP: We are now accepting unofficial transcripts from McMaster students who are asked to supply transcripts after applying for Part-Time OSAP. Access and print your unofficial transcript in Mosaic: Student Centre > My Academics > Unofficial Transcript. Learn more on transcripts


OSAP Income Update: Check your OSAP portal for a requirement to update your income. If you have this requirement it must be completed to maintain eligibility for the McMaster General Bursary. Even if you have no changes to report, you are required to submit the online form. Find Income Update deadlines.


 

 

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