Continuation of Interest Free Status (CIFS) Dates

* CIFS application opens 15 days prior to the end of the study period or work term. 
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CIFS application closes 21 days prior to the end of the study period of work term.


2018/2019 Continuation of Interest Free Status (CIFS) Dates

Fall Term Earliest Submission Dates
Undergrad Aug. 20
Work Terms Aug. 17
MBA Aug. 26
Graduate/Medicine Aug. 17
Divinity Aug. 26
Fall Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad Nov. 29
Work Terms Dec. 10
MBA Nov. 29
Graduate/Medicine Dec. 10
Divinity Nov. 29
Winter Term Earliest Submission Dates
Undergrad Dec. 23
Work Terms Dec. 17
MBA Dec. 23
Graduate/Medicine Dec. 17
Divinity Dec. 23
Winter Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad April 8
Work Terms April 9
MBA April 9
Graduate/Medicine April 9
Divinity March 20
Spring/Summer Term Earliest Submission Dates
Undergrad April 15
Work Terms April 16
MBA April 15
Graduate/Medicine April 16
Spring/Summer Term Deadline Dates
Undergrad July 13
Work Terms Aug. 10
MBA Aug. 10
Graduate/Medicine Aug. 10
Medicine, Level III May 10

Students on 16-month co-op placements will need to submit two CIFS applications to cover their full work term. 

Example:

Engineering Work Term May 2018 to August 2019

CIFS #1 – May 2018 to August 2018

CIFS #2 – September 2018 to August 2019

Learn more about Interest-Free Status

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.


 

 

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