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!

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.


Indigenous Student Bursary: Applications for the 2018-19 Indigenous Student Bursary are now available. If you wish to apply for this bursary, you can find the application and more information in your Mosaic Student Centre under “Apply for Financial Aid.” Extended deadline: Feb. 1, 2019. 


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.  


OSAP Income Update: Check your OSAP portal for a requirement to update your income. If you have this requirement it must be completed to maintain 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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Register with NSLSC

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