Continuation of Interest Free Status (CIFS) Dates

* CIFS application opens 15 days prior to the end of the study period or work term. 
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CIFS application closes 21 days prior to the end of the study period of work term.

2017/2018 Continuation of Interest Free Status (CIFS) Dates

2017/18 Spring/Summer Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad  July 21
Work Terms *21 days prior to end of work term
MBA July 18
Graduate/Medicine August 10

2018/2019 Continuation of Interest Free Status (CIFS) Dates

Fall Term Earliest Submission Dates
Undergrad Aug. 20
Work Terms Aug. 17
MBA Aug. 26
Graduate/Medicine Aug. 17
Divinity Aug. 26
Fall Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad Nov. 29
Work Terms Dec. 10
MBA Nov. 29
Graduate/Medicine Dec. 10
Divinity Nov. 29
Winter Term Earliest Submission Dates
Undergrad Dec. 23
Work Terms Dec. 17
MBA Dec. 23
Graduate/Medicine Dec. 17
Divinity Dec. 23
Winter Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad April 8
Work Terms April 9
MBA April 9
Graduate/Medicine April 9
Divinity March 20
Spring/Summer Term Earliest Submission Dates
Undergrad April 15
Work Terms April 16
MBA April 15
Graduate/Medicine April 16
Spring/Summer Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad July 13
Work Terms Aug. 10
MBA Aug. 10
Graduate/Medicine Aug. 10
Medicine, Level III May 10

Students on 16-month co-op placements will need to submit two CIFS applications to cover their full work term. 

Example:

Engineering Work Term May 2018 to August 2019

CIFS #1 – May 2018 to August  2018

CIFS #2 – September 2018 to August 2019

Learn more about Interest-Free Status.

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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