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.



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Food insecurity survey: Did you know? Two in 5 students across five Canadian campuses experience moderate or severe food insecurity — meaning they are unable to access enough food for a healthy, active life. The Hungry for Knowledge Student Food Insecurity Survey is looking to assess the rate of food insecurity among McMaster students. Take the survey.

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