McMaster Aid Application

Complete the online aid application in Mosaic for McMaster aid such as scholarships, bursaries and work programs. The online aid application opens for all students on Aug. 10.

Are you an incoming first-year student? Learn more about scholarships for students entering Level I.

Welcome/Start – Personal Profile

Your personal profile is completed once a year and cannot be revised online after clicking SAVE.
Follow these steps to complete your profile:

  • Click on ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ in Mosaic
  • Click on the aid year and start at the Welcome tab
  • Expand the text boxes to read explanations of the aid programs
  • Accept the student declaration
  • Complete personal preferences with the answer that best suits you
  • Self-identify as a student with OSAP and click SAVE  OR
  • Select a reason for not receiving OSAP (only these select student groups are eligible without an OSAP assessment)
    • Indigenous Student
    • International Student
    • Student with government aid restrictions
    • Student with a disability taking a reduced course load
    • Mohawk Nursing Student
    • Student with Out-of Province Student Aid
    • Part-time Student
    • Student receiving social assistance
  • Click the Required Document List link
  • Save the list to your computer
  • Complete your ‘Cost of Attendance and Expenses’
  • Click SAVE
  • Follow the instructions outlined on your saved Required Document List
  • Submit all supporting documentation within 10 business days or the date noted on the Required Document List

Work Program / Bursary

Apply for aid during the open application dates for the program.  The ‘Apply’ box will only appear if you meet all eligibility criteria. Return to the application throughout the year as application dates vary.

Follow these steps to apply:

  • Click on the ‘Work Program / Bursary’ tab
  • Submit an application for aid by checking the ‘Apply’ box
  • All required documentation must be submitted to complete the application
  • Check the status of your application under ‘View Financial Aid Applications’ in Mosaic

Aid by Application

Award applications are displayed based upon your enrolment and completed profile.
Follow these steps to apply for one or more awards:

  • Read the terms of the award
  • If you meet all award criteria, check the ‘Apply’ box (box is greyed out if the application is not open)
  • Click the Required Document List
  • Follow the instructions to submit all required documentation by the deadline date
  • Check the status of your application under ‘View Financial Aid Applications’ in Mosaic

What’s New!

Indigenous Entrance Awards: McMaster offers generous awards for Indigenous students entering first year. Find out more about entrance scholarships for Indigenous students. Apply by July 15!

Spring/Summer CIFS: Students enrolled full-time for the spring and/or summer sessions can now submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.

18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website by June 30th, McMaster’s recommended deadline, if you require your funding in September.

Survey for Spring/Summer Part-Time Students: We want your input! Complete a three-minute survey to help us consider bursary options for funding part-time studies.

External Scholarships Page: Check out our new External Scholarships page for updated information on scholarships available through various companies/organizations.

Rhodes Scholarship Info Webinar: Missed the webinar? Lots of great information about the Rhodes application and experience is available in the webinar presentation (PDF)!


Quick Links

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Register with NSLSC

Apply for McMaster AID



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