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!

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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