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!


Transcripts for Part-Time OSAP: We are now accepting unofficial transcripts from McMaster students who are asked to supply transcripts after applying for Part-Time OSAP. Access and print your unofficial transcript in Mosaic: Student Centre > My Academics > Unofficial Transcript. Learn more on transcripts


OSAP Income Update: Check your OSAP portal for a requirement to update your income. If you have this requirement it must be completed to main eligibility for the McMaster General Bursary. Even if you have no changes to report, you are required to submit the online form. Find Income Update deadlines.


 

 

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