During the period in which McGill has committed to offering remote instruction, the Scholarships and Student Aid Office is pleased to offer virtual services.

Important Updates for Students Applying for In-Course Financial Aid: August & September 2021

Our 2021-2022 In-Course Aid Application opens in Minerva on August 1st. In an effort to expedite aid, we are performing more online decisions without appointments. Please note a few significant changes to our process so that we may best serve you and all students with financial need on a timely basis
1. You must submit your In-Course Financial Aid application prior to requesting an appointment.
2. Make sure you elaborate on any extenuating financial circumstances or immediate concerns in the Special Circumstances field on your application.
3. ‘Go back to your app’ frequently! Important instructions and/or online decisions will be added to your application within 2 weeks of submission. From the Financial Aid/Awards menu, under Apply for McGill Financial Aid, click on the “View Status” hyperlink.
4. If you’ve had an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor during your current degree, we ask you to wait to see if you receive an online decision or are instructed to schedule an appointment. Receiving an online decision means you do not need to make an appointment, however, if you still wish to schedule one (and if not urgent), please Contact Us as of October.
5. If you have never had an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor during your current degree, or you have urgent need, you may Contact Us to schedule an appointment as soon as you have submitted your application.

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Our Services and COVID-19

Further to the Quebec government announcements, the University continues to scale back on in-person activities for students. As some restrictions have been lifted, the Scholarships and Student Aid Office will continue to deliver services remotely, as well as offering a limited number of in-person financial aid appointments at the downtown campus. Contact us and we will offer you both options!

The majority of our financial aid appointments continue to be conducted by ZOOM. However, we will grant in-person appointments based on availability and students’ preferred modality. In the event of an in-person appointment, please be mindful that a procedural mask is required at all times for both student and service provider and there is a Plexiglas divider during these interactions. There are strict protocols for building entry, therefore you will be instructed to arrive at a prescribed time in advance of your appointment as we must maintain strict control on meeting times. Late arrivals will not be accommodated. Details will be shared by email with your appointment confirmation.

We continue to administer all government student financial assistance programs and are carefully tracking COVID-related changes in policies and procedures.

Service Day Time
Phone Service Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we regularly adapt to revised measures, while ensuring optimal productivity to best serve our students and partners. For more information and updates on Student Services, please refer to the Student Services website.

For more updates about COVID-19, please refer to the McGill website.

Statutory Holiday

Please note we will be closed on the following day(s):

  • Monday, September 6


Financial Aid

For questions concerning:

  • McGill financial aid – for all students in degree programs
  • Quebec or Canada government aid
  • Debt management
  • Loan repayments
  • Tuition payment deferrals

Contact our Student Aid Office team at:

(student.aid [at] mcgill.ca (Email))

Appointments with Financial Aid Counsellors— scheduled by phone and by email.

Calling 514-398-6013 is currently the most expedited way to book an appointment, as availabilities can be easily determined within one interaction. Alternatively, you may email us at student.aid [at] mcgill.ca - with the subject line: Financial Aid Appointment Required + your McGill ID Number. Kindly note there may be delays in response when scheduling via email; as it takes multiple email exchanges to confirm an appointment. Please do NOT both call and email as this creates delays for all.

Downtown Campus: 514-398-6013
Macdonald Campus: 514-398-6013
For all questions related to entrance scholarships and renewals.

Contact our Scholarships Office team at:
(scholarships [at] mcgill.ca (Email))

For questions concerning in-course faculty awards.

Please contact your specific faculty.

U.S. Student Loans
For American students with questions concerning:
  • US Direct Loans
  • Parent /Grad PLUS loans
  • Alternative Loans (Non-government)

Contact our US loan specialists at:

(us.studentaid [at] mcgill.ca (Email))

Work Study Program
McGill students and employers who have questions concerning our on-campus Work Study Program. Contact our Work Study Program Administrator at:
(work.study [at] mcgill.ca (Email))
Mobility Awards

Exchange/Study Away Program 

Contact our specialists at:
(studentexchanges [at] mcgill.ca (Email))
Mobility Bursary for Exchanges  Contact our specialists at:
(student.aid [at] mcgill.ca (Email))


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