OSAP Peer-Support Sessions

Do you need help with your OSAP application? 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 OSAP.

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

McMaster’s recommended date to apply for OSAP is June 30.

When and where

Every Tuesday, June 12 – July 31
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!

OSAP peer-support sessions: We are now offering peer-support sessions every Tuesday from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in MUSC 213. Our student ambassador will be available to help current and incoming students with their 2018/19 OSAP applications. Learn more about our peer-support sessions.

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.

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.


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