Students receiving government aid and studying abroad (i.e. exchange; field study) or study away should familiarize themselves with the following procedures well before leaving:
- Before going away, students on government aid should contact the Scholarships and Student Aid Office regarding their student loan documents.
- You must be paying tuition fees to McGill University in order to be considered a McGill student for government loan purposes.
- If you are attending another institution and paying fees to that institution on a study abroad, you should apply for government aid through your host institution instead of through McGill.
- Out of province government aid recipients on formal exchange should ensure they have set up a power of attorney in order to have their government loan certification negotiated on their behalf.