Out-of-Province Student Aid FAQs

What if I drop courses or withdraw from studies? 

Students must report any change in course load to SFAS, 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!

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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