Financial Literacy Month

Every year throughout the month of November, the Scholarships and Student Aid Office gives you a tour of our services, some financial and frugal tips, funding opportunities, our Work Study program, and more.

Since this is our first year with students fully back on campus, it’s the perfect time to reintroduce our department and offerings.

Cheap Sheet Competition

Submit your best frugal tip to add to our Cheap Sheet and get a chance to win a $50 Grocery card!

Who can enter

Open to all McGill students. 

How to enter

Use our online submission form to submit your frugal tips! Submit a separate entry for each idea you have. The more you play, the more changes to win!


Entries close on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


The idea must not already be on the current online version of the Cheap Sheet. Every individual submission that is added to the Cheap Sheet will go into a draw. Winners will be drawn at random.

There will be 3 winners per week. Up to 9 prizes will be given away – a maximum of one prize per student. The draws will take place on the following Mondays:

  • November 14
  • November 21
  • November 28

Winners will be notified via their McGill email. Good luck and stay frugal!

Nov. 1-4: Introduction Week

Let us formally (re)introduce ourselves. We are the Scholarships and Student Aid Office! We’re located on the 3rd floor in the Brown Student Services building on McTavish Street. Our mission is to promote access and financial resources to McGill students with financial need. We also promote financial literacy and wellness.

The In-course bursaries and loans program is designed to help current full-time degree McGill students facing financial challenges. The program supplements existing financial resources.

The Work Study Program offers full-time McGill students with financial need access to clerical, research, technical, library or other jobs on campus or in some of the McGill-affiliated hospitals and organizations. The program not only helps students financially but also can develop career-related skills and experience.

Tuition Payment Deferrals are granted on a per-term basis, during which time no interest or late payment charges are applied to eligible fees.

Nov. 7-11: Frugal Scholar Week

This week, we’re focusing on our Frugal Scholar Program, which includes:

Nov. 14-18: Government Aid Week

This week, we’re focusing on government aid programs that are available to:

Nov. 28-30: Next Steps Week

We’ll be concluding our Financial Literacy Month with some financial resources at McGill and beyond.

If you’re staying in Montreal during the holiday season, check out our Holiday Cheap Sheet for some fun and budget-friendly ideas!

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