Peer-Support Sessions

Do you need help applying for financial aid? Whether you’re looking to apply for OSAP or a McMaster financial aid program like bursaries or the work program, we’re here to help! We are pleased to offer peer-support sessions, which provide an opportunity to sit down with our student ambassador who can answer questions about applying for financial aid.

No appointment is required as these sessions are on a drop-in basis.

When and where

Every Tuesday, starting Aug. 14
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC), Room 213
(also known as the MacLachlan Room; second floor)

Find MUSC on a McMaster campus map, look for building No. 51 (PDF)

Who can come?

Open to all current and incoming students.

What to bring

  • Laptop or tablet
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • OSAP Access Number (OAN) and OSAP password (if you’ve created one!)
  • McMaster Student ID number
  • As much of the following information as possible:
    • Your program at McMaster (program name, course load, etc.)
    • Your 2017 tax information
    • Your parents’ or spouse’s SIN and tax information (if applicable)
    • Date you last attended high school full-time (or date you will finish high school)
    • Estimated cost of a return trip from McMaster to your home
    • Proof of government benefits (e.g. ODSP, CPP)
    • Estimated income during your study period
    • Income from scholarships and/or bursaries
    • Value of assets (including parents’ or spouse’s)
    • Child care costs (if applicable)
    • Date filed for bankruptcy (if applicable)
    • Value of parents’ or spouse’s foreign and non-taxable income

Find contact information, office hours and more information on Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

What’s New!

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.

Rhodes Scholarship Information Session: Learn more about this opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in England! Aug. 20, 5 p.m., Gilmour Hall, Room 111. Please RSVP to More information on the Rhodes Scholarship.

Entrance Honour Awards: Incoming first-year students who have received a President’s or Honour Award will see the value of the award in the “Pending McMaster Aid and Award” row in their Account Summary on Mosaic by mid-AugustLearn more on how to track financial aid and awards.

2018 Schulich Leaders: Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Schulich Leaders Scholarships! Four students have received Canada’s most prestigious national STEM scholarships to attend McMaster. Learn more about the 2018 Schulich Leaders.


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