Parents of Newly-Admitted Students
Welcome! As the mother, father, grandparent or guardian of a newly-admitted McGill student, you are a vital part of the University's diverse community. Now that your student has received an offer of admission, you may also have a lot of questions!
Looking for more information on legal documents, student health care? Visit our Health and Dental and Required Documents pages under Accepting Your Offer.
For proof of enrolment, visit the Student Records.
The Student Accounts Office is your source for information about all matters relating to financial records. Consult these links for answers to many of your financial questions:
- Costs for Tuition and Fees
- Residence Fees
- Meal Plans
- Accessing your student fee account online
- As a parent, accessing the student fee account online
- How to make payments
- Payment Deadlines
- The Scholarships and Student Aid Office also administers all government student aid programs for Canadians, Permanent Residents and U.S. citizens.
- Canadians and Permanent Residents apply directly to the province or territory in which they are considered a resident. Make sure you apply before June 30 to ensure your government funding arrives by September.
- US citizens and permanent residents apply for the Direct Loan Program. Make sure you apply before June 1 to ensure your US government funding arrives in the fall. Consult US Student Aid for information on how to apply for US Direct Loans when attending a foreign school.
Students accepted to McGill may apply for need-based financial aid programs. These include an Entrance Bursary program, an In-Course Loan and Bursary program, and a Work Study program. If you have been offered a bursary, respond to the offer by logging into Minerva and selecting the Financial Aid Awards menu.
Information on scholarships and student aid programs can be found on the Student Aid & Scholarships website.
McGill’s main campus is located in the heart of one of North America’s safest cities. McGill Security Services patrol both campuses 24 hours a day and offer safety programs and workshops to help ensure a safe University community. The downtown campus has a network of emergency phones located along walkways and other locations.
Volunteer members of the student-run Walksafe program are available to escort anyone home, anywhere on the island of Montreal. The free Drivesafe program is available to take students home from campus events and during scheduled patrols.