Out-of-Province Student Aid

The Basics

Do I apply for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or my provincial student aid program?

  • Apply for OSAP if you have lived in Ontario for at least 12 months prior to starting post-secondary studies and meet all other eligibility criteria
  • Denied by your province? Please visit SFAS for drop-in counselling

Who is eligible?

  • Your province will determine all eligibility criteria and assess your entitlement

How is my provincial aid application processed?

  • Students complete an application online via their province’s student aid website
  • Some provinces require information from the institution to process the application
  • Please allow 3 business days for student aid forms to be completed by SFAS. SFAS will let you know when to pick up the completed form via the Mosaic To-Do List.
  • McMaster uses the online portal to confirm enrolment for the following student aid programs:
    • British Columbia (including the Appendix 3)
    • Alberta
    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
    • National Student Loans Service Centre – all Canada Student Loans

Out-of-Province Aid FAQs


How to Apply

Apply for provincial student aid online via the following links:













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United States

U.S. Direct Loans

  • McMaster University does not administer any federal or state loan/grant programs
  • Sallie Mae Student Loans are an option for U.S. students seeking financial aid

Deferment Request Forms

U.S. Federal Educational Savings Plan (529)


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.


 

 

Quick Links

Apply for OSAP

Register with NSLSC

Apply for McMaster AID

Forms

Resources

Important Dates

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