During the period in which McGill has committed to offering remote instruction (Summer and Fall 2020), the Scholarships and Student Aid Office is pleased to offer virtual services and support while our physical campus is closed. 

Frugal Scholar Workshops

Frugal Scholar Approved

Students are advised that both Revenue Canada and Revenue Quebec have currently extended the deadline to file your income taxes from April 30 to June 1, 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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 - Revenu Quebec

Friday, May 29, 2020

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Online - Presentation link:

https://mcgill-stuserv.adobeconnect.com/provincialincometax/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser.

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Money Matter$: Financing your Degree

Cara Piperni, Director of the Scholarship and Student Aid Office, will provide an overview of the resources and services available to you as you build a financial plan to support you during your studies at McGill.

Anytime

Online - Presentation link:

https://mcgill-stuserv.adobeconnect.com/pt5puve8tje8/

*For the best experience, users will need to download Adobe Connect to view the recording. They will be prompted to download the program when they click on the link.

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Past Workshops

WHAT

WHEN

WHERE

RECOGNITION 

Income Tax Information Session - Canada Revenue Agency

Friday, May 15, 2020

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Online - Presentation link:

https://mcgill-stuserv.adobeconnect.com/federalincometax/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser.

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Income Tax Information Session - Canada Revenue Agency

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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

Online - Presentation link:

https://mcgill-stuserv.adobeconnect.com/federalincometax/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser.

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Credit & Debt Management Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Online - Presentation link:

https://connect.mcgill.ca/rdr32q0wtnt5/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser.

If you would like to receive credit for this webinar on your co-curricular record, we encourage you to register using your McGill email.

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Budgeting 101 Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Online - Presentation link:

https://connect.mcgill.ca/rxrkz03q7xij/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser.

If you would like to receive credit for this webinar on your co-curricular record, we encourage you to register using your McGill email.

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Let's Talk Facing Financial Stress Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brown Student Services Building, Healthy Living Annex Room 3101 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

 

Credit & Debt Management Monday, January 27, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 3001 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Frugal Scholar Focus Group Thursday, January 23, 2020, 3:30- 5:00pm 3600 McTavish Street, Room: 4300 (map) -
Budgeting 101 Thursday, January 16, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Brown Student Services Building, Room 3001 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Credit & Debt Management Thursday November 27, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Online - Presentation link:

https://connect.mcgill.ca/rdr32q0wtnt5/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser. Participants will need to download Adobe Connect to participate.

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Budgeting 101

Friday November 22, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Online - Presentation link:

https://connect.mcgill.ca/rxrkz03q7xij/

*For the best experience, users are advised to copy and paste the link into their browser. Participants will need to download Adobe Connect to participate.

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Frugal Scholar Focus Group Thursday November 14, 2019, 3:00- 4:30pm 3415 McTavish Street, Room: MS-74 (map) -
Debt & Credit Management

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:30-6:00pm

Education Building, Room 431 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Budgeting 101 Workshop Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 4:00-5:30pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 3001 (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

 

 

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