Information for Parents

Information for Parents

On this page: Legal documents & Health & Dental | Money Matters | Student aid | Campus safety

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!

Connect with a network of parents just like yourself, ask questions and share your stories and advice on our Parents Facebook page

Legal documents and Health & Dental Plans

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.

Money Matters

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:

    Student aid

    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.

    Campus safety

    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.

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