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

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit is available for current and newly graduated students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Please visit their website for more information.

Student Services is here for you!

McGill offers a wide variety of services to support student success and well-being. Due to the COVID-19 alert level in Montreal, some of our services will return to remote delivery until further notice. For details, click visit the "How to Access Student Services" page. In all cases, access is by appointment only, so please contact us for an appointment.

Coronavirus Updates How to Access Student Services Remote Student Life Portal

Canada Student Aid

A red circle with a signal antenna Students with Canada or Integrated Provincial Student Loans: It’s now more important than ever to register an account with NSLSC On-Line Services. An NSLSC On-Line Services feature directly affects how you receive information on the status of your loan. For more information on loans and grants, watch the NSLSC orientation webinar.



Government funding sources

McGill Canadian students from outside of Quebec are eligible for government aid assistance through their province of residence.

 Out-of-province government aid has two funding sources*:

Students need only submit one application through their provincial portal. They are then assessed for both types of government aid at once.

*The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have stand-alone government aid programs that are not integrated with the Canada Student Loans Program.

Student responsibilities

It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • complete their government aid application on time
  • check their application status on their provincial government aid account before coming to the Scholarships and Student Aid Office for related inquiries
  • refer back to their provincial aid account regularly for file and funding updates
  • create a CSLP account (in addition to their provincial aid account)
  • inform the ministry of any changes in income, including those related to bursaries, scholarships and awards. Important: in the case of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), the Scholarships and Student Aid Office declares to the ministry, on your behalf, all bursaries (need-based awards) you have received. Do not report these to OSAP as this will result in twice the amount being recorded on your file.)

 The Scholarships and Student Aid Office’s role

  • The Scholarships and Student Aid Office assists all government aid agencies in administering the student aid programs by confirming student registration status
  • We help students with the application, appeals process and eligibility requirements
  • When required, we inform students about their government jurisdiction policies and procedures
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