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

Frugal Scholar Workshops

On this page: Upcoming & Past Workshops | Budgeting 101 Webinar | Money Matters: Financing your Degree for Newly Admitted Students | Credit & Debt Management Webinar | Let's Talk: Navigating Financial Stress Webinar | Best of Budgeting for Life Beyond Residence Webinar | Other Workshops


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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.

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Past Workshops

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Income Tax Information Session for International Students (Revenu Quebec - Provincial Taxes)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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

Online - Microsoft Teams -

Recorded Workshops

Budgeting 101 Webinar

Making a budget and not sure where to start? Tune into our Budgeting 101 webinar to find key tips, tools and resources that will help you take control of your finances.

Presented by one of our Financial Aid Counsellors and tailored to students’ needs.

Topics include:

  • How to make a budget, featuring the Frugal Scholar Toolkit and Guide
  • Overview of core funding options for undergraduate students
  • Ways to save and other key resources

Here are the slides for the Budgeting 101 Workshop, including all the key links: PDF iconBudgeting 101 Fall 2020


Money Matter$: Financing your Degree for Newly Admitted Students

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.

Tune into our Money Matters Information Session here.


Credit and Debt Management Webinar

Presented by one of our Financial Aid Counsellors and tailored to students’ needs.

Topics include:

  • Overview: Types of credit available to students
  • What is a credit score and how do I improve it?
  • Planning for after your studies: repayment, debt remission and deferred payment

Here are the slides for the Credit and Debt Management Workshop, including all the key links: PDF icon Credit and Debt Management


Let's Talk: Navigating Financial Stress Webinar

This 23-minute workshop is about the dreaded f-word: finances. We're all thinking about them, but for some of us, they can be tough to talk about.

Topics include:

  • Mindfulness for managing stress and spending
  • Financial stress and your holistic wellness
  • Assessing your financial situation

Here are the slides for the Let’s Talk: Navigating Financial Stress Workshop, including all the key links: PDF icon Let's Talk: Navigating Financial Stress


Best of Budgeting for Life Beyond Residence

Getting ready to move off-campus? Tune in for some key advice as you start apartment hunting.

Topics include:

  • Budgeting basics
  • Guidance for key expenses like rent, food and transportation
  • Budgeting tools and other resources

Here are the slides for the Best of Budgeting for Life Beyond Residence, including all the key links: PDF icon Best of Budgeting for Life Beyond Residence


Learn more about our other workshops

Income Tax Information Sessions

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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