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 Aug. 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!

Spring/Summer CIFS: Deadlines for undergraduate, graduate, MBA and Medicine students to submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application are approaching. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.


OSAP peer-support sessions: We are now offering peer-support sessions every Tuesday from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in MUSC 213. Our student ambassador will be available to help current and incoming students with their 2018/19 OSAP applications. Learn more about our peer-support sessions.


2018 Schulich Leaders: Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Schulich Leaders Scholarships! Four students have received Canada’s most prestigious national STEM scholarships to attend McMaster. Learn more about the 2018 Schulich Leaders.


18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website as soon as possible.


 

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