Out-of-Province Student Aid FAQs

What if I drop courses or withdraw from studies? 

Students must report any change in course load to Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, Gilmour Hall, Room 120 by completing the SFAS Change Request Form (PDF).  

Where do I pick-up a grant cheque? 

Some provinces send student grant cheques to Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. SFAS will send a message to the Mosaic To-Do List to inform the student to pick up the cheque. Cheques must be picked up before the end of the study period. Two pieces of government photo ID are required.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my assessment? 

Each province administers their own student aid program. If you have questions about your assessment please contact your provincial student aid program. Contact information is available via the respective websites.

How do I maintain interest-free status on previous student loans?

Check out the Interest-Free Status page for more information about submitting a Schedule 2 via the National Student Loans Service Centre website. Some provinces have their own forms that require completion to maintain 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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