It is a student’s responsibility to:
- Be informed about the University’s Regulations and Resources, Student Rights & Responsibilities and, where relevant, the rules and regulations concerning application, issuance and maintenance of government student aid programs and McGill student award programs.
- Become an active participant in their financial wellness. Consult with Scholarship & Student Aid Representatives and Financial Aid Professionals to learn about the funding programs, services and tools available. Discuss financial situations in detail with a Financial Aid Counselor responsible for the administration of government and McGill student aid programs.
- Present a valid McGill ID card at the time of an appointment, document exchange or inquiry. Additionally, some government agencies mandate the Student Aid Office to require a government issued photo ID and Social Insurance Number card in order to pick up or complete documents.
- Set up Direct Deposit Banking via Minerva with a Canadian banking institution in order to receive award funding amounts from McGill. (Checks are provided only in very exceptional circumstances and will result in a lengthy delay.) Ensure all banking information is entered correctly - McGill Student Accounts will issue an administrative fine for transactions returned to the University due to faulty banking information.
- Understand that McGill financial aid is for direct educational costs and your living expenses.
- Report accurate and up-to-date information on McGill Financial Aid applications (including their Financial Profile); understand that submissions are subject to verification requests at any time and that false reporting will result in the reversal of aid processed.
- Inform the Scholarships and Student Aid Office of any inability to attend an appointment with at least 24 hours' notice so that the timeslot may be assigned to another student.
- Maintain lines of communication with the University by ensuring accuracy of their contact information on Minerva and by ensuring that their McGill email is accessed, read and acted upon in a timely fashion, in line with McGill’s Policy on E-Mail Communications with Students (PDF).
- Understand their rights and responsibilities as it relates to their government aid.
- Be informed of the repercussions of academic decisions on their government aid, McGill aid and awards (and/or other awards*), and any related financial need assessment. Academic decisions include but are not limited to: registration, course load and withdrawal from studies.
*Other awards may include supplemental aid, McGill awards or awards from external sources. Student may contact the Scholarships & Student Aid Office to acquire an advance understanding of how these changes may impact them.