Frugal Scholar Workshops

Frugal Scholar

Upcoming Workshops

If the workshop is on myInvolvement, your attendance can be recognised on your co-curricular record.
Some workshops are also part of SKILLS21, a new skills development program for McGill undergraduates. 

WHAT

WHEN

WHERE

RECOGNITION

Income Tax Information Session - Canada Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 4-6pm Education Building, Room change: **434** (map) -
Income Tax Information Session - Canada Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4-6pm Education Building, Room change: **434** (map) -

 

Past Workshops

WHAT

WHEN

WHERE

RECOGNITION 

Income Tax Information Session - Canada (in French) Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4-6pm Education Building, Room **434** (map) -
Income Tax Information Session for International Students - Quebec Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5-7pm **Maass Chemistry Building, Room 10 (map)** -
Income Tax Information Session - Quebec Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5-7pm Burnside Hall Building, Room 1B24 (map) -
Tax Information Session - Canada Income Tax Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5-7pm Burnside Hall Building, Room 1B24 (map) -
Tax Clinic - Quebec Income Tax (in French) Friday, March 22, 2019, 4-6pm Education Building, Room 624 (map) -
Debt & Credit Management -Mac Campus Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4-5pm Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room MS2-084 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Tax Clinic - Quebec Income Tax Monday, March 18, 2019, 4-6pm Rutherford Physics Building, Room 114 (map)

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Frugal Scholar: Tips and Tricks Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 3:30-4:30pm **Education Building, Room 624 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

 

Debt & Credit Management Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 4-5pm Brown Student Services Building, **Room 3001 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Frugal Scholar: Work Study Info Session Monday, February 18, 2019, 4-5pm **Rutherford Physics Building, Room 114 (map)

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Budgeting 101 Workshop Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 4-5pm **Leacock Building, Room 232 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Let's Talk Facing Financial Stress Workshop (Well Week) Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 4-5pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 4300 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

Frugal Scholar: Tips and Tricks Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4-5pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 4300 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

Frugal Scholar: Work Study Info Session Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 4-5pm Brown Student Services Building, **Room 4300 (map)

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Debt & Credit Management Monday, January 21, 2019, 3:30-4:30pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 3001 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Budgeting 101 Workshop - Mac Campus Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 2-3pm Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room MS2-084 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Budgeting 101 Workshop Monday, January 14, 2019, 3:30-4:30pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 3001 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Debt & Credit Management Thursday, November 22, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 5001 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Budgeting 101 Workshop Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 5001 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream
Frugal Scholar: Tips and Tricks Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm Wilson Hall, Room 118 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
Debt & Credit Management (Mac Campus) Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm Macdonald-Steward Building, Room MS2-084 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream
Budgeting 101 Workshop (Mac Campus) Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm

Macdonald-Steward Building, Room MS2-084 (map)

 

Debt & Credit Management

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm

Wilson Hall, Room 118 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Frugal Scholar: Work Study Info Session

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm

Education Building, Room 211 (map) -
Budgeting 101 Workshop Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm Education Building, Room 624 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

 

 

Workshop Sampler


Learn more about our other workshops:

Budgeting

Presented by SSAO Financial Aid Counsellors and tailored to students’ needs according to:

·         Faculty (Law, Medicine, Music, School of Social Work, etc.)

·         Status (undergraduate/graduate)

·         Residence

Topics include:

·         Tackling debt with tools from our Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

·         Addressing specific financial challenges students face

·         Providing students with core funding options

This is the presentation for the Budgeting 101 Workshop: PDF icon Budgeting 101 Fall 2018.

Canada Student Loans

We no longer hold workshops on Canada Student Loans. The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) holds regular webinars on repaying your government student loans.

Topics include:

·         Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP)

·         Payment options

·         Consolidation Agreement

You can either:

·         Sign up for a live webinar

·         Watch a recorded webinar

You can watch the recorded webinar at any time. It presents the same information as a live webinar, but you won't be able to ask questions nor receive handouts. 

From December 1, 2017, live webinars will no longer be available.

Exchange/Study Away/Internship

Presented by an SSAO Financial Aid Counsellor. Topics include:

·         Financial planning for studying abroad and internships

·         Avoiding debt and budgeting with the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

Financial Stress

Presented by an SSAO Frugal Scholar Student Ambassador who provides testimonial tips on:

·         Budgeting with the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

·         On and off campus resources (cheap restos, grocers, clothing stores, etc.)

·         Coping with financial stress

International Students Financial Aid

Presented by an SSAO International Financial Aid Counsellor. Topics include:

·         Financial challenges International students face

·         Specific types of financial aid available

·         Budgeting with the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

Quebec Loan Application (AFE)

Presented by an SSAO Quebec Financial Aid Counsellor. Topics include:

·         Quebec Aid qualifications/eligibility

·         How to apply

·         Demystifying the application form and process

Quebec Loan Repayment for Graduating Students

Presented by SSAO Quebec Financial Aid Counsellors. Topics include:

·         Clarity and closure on how to repay a Quebec student loan

·         Repayment options available

·         Budgeting tips as per the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

Tax Information Session

Presented by a Frugal Scholar tax expert. Various clinics tailored to specific categories including Quebec, Canada tax returns and returns for International students. Topics include:

·         Student tax breaks

·         Optimizing returns

·         Easy filing at no cost