McMaster University
Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
1280 Main St. West, Gilmour Hall, Room 120
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

ID Requirements

  • Valid government photo ID (e.g. driver’s licence), McMaster Student ID card
  • In addition, proof of Social Insurance Number is required to pick up part-time OSAP and reset your OSAP password

Office & Counselling Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


SFAS communicates with students using the Mosaic Student Center.

Items requiring action are noted on the ‘To Do List’.

Click on ‘View Financial Aid Application’ to view application status.

Drop Box

A confidential drop box is located outside the door to SFAS, Gilmour Hall, Room 120 and is emptied at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Write your name and student ID number on all documents.


Student Financial Aid & Scholarships:



Online chat via the SFAS website is available:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For general inquiries only. 


Phone – 905-525-9140 ext. 24319

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

What’s New!


Course load calculator: Not sure about your course load percentage for OSAP? Check out our new guide on how to calculate it! Course load guide (non-Engineering). Engineering course load guide.

Scholarship applications are OPEN: Don’t miss out on this easy money! There are awards for all faculties and programs, all undergrad years and both academic AND community work. Apply in Mosaic by clicking the “Apply for Aid and Awards” tile. Find scholarships under the “Aid By Application” tab. More info on scholarships.  


Quick Links

Apply for OSAP

Register with NSLSC

Apply for McMaster AID



Important Dates

Contact Us

Mac’s Money Centre

Ask McMaster

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Assistance for unexpected circumstances is available through SFAS.