Entrance Scholarship FAQs

Why did my pending aid disappear from my account summary in Mosaic?

Once Student Financial Aid & Scholarships initiates the deposit of the award with Student Accounts & Cashiers, the value of the award will disappear from Pending Aid in Mosaic. Over the course of a day or two, the pending aid is removed and the deposit is completed. Please allow sufficient time for the transaction to complete and the funds to display on the student account.

What if I have an IB or CGE score?

Students must request that Admissions uses their IB score to calculate their average for scholarship purposes.

What if I have a credit on my student account due to the Honour Award?

Students who have paid their fees in full and have a credit on their student account, due to the deposit of an entrance scholarship, can request a payment via cheque or direct deposit by emailing refunds@mcmaster.ca. Student Accounts & Cashiers (Gilmour Hall, Room 209) routinely issues refunds to students with a credit balance.

Can I defer my Honour Award if I decide not to attend this year? 

When a student defers their offer of admission for a year, their scholarship is deferred automatically upon approval from Admissions.

Am I eligible for an Honour Award if I am not enrolled full-time? 

Students must be enrolled in 24 units throughout the fall and winter terms to maintain eligibility to an Honour Award.

Do I need to accept or decline my Honour Award?

It is not necessary to accept your Honour Award via Mosaic. At the end of August, awards will be granted to eligible students and the award value will show as ‘pending aid’ on Mosaic. Funds are deposited to the student account after the add/drop date in September.


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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