Emergency Assistance

What is an emergency?

  • No money for food or rent
  • Pending eviction from your place of residence
  • Negative circumstances outside of your control

What emergency financial assistance is available?

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Meal cards
  • Special Consideration Bursary
  • An advance of bursary funding

What are my next steps to getting assistance?

  • Submit a bursary application by clicking on ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ in the Mosaic Student Centre (if you haven’t already!)
  • Visit the Student Financial Aid and Awards office (Gilmour Hall, Room 120) for drop-in counselling with a Student Loans & Awards Officer (Find our contact information and hours of operation)
  • Take advantage of other McMaster and community resources
  • Connect with family and friends for support

 


 

 

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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