Important Note: Most government financial aid programs do not allow students to benefit from two jurisdictions simultaneously. Failure to adhere to this regulation may result in loss of government aid and other serious sanctions.
AFE’s website thoroughly lists all eligibility requirements and application information regarding Quebec student aid. Keep in mind that in order to maximize your aid, it is important to determine if you qualify as a self-supporting student (i.e., without the contribution of parents, sponsor or spouse).
AFE will not assess a student file until it is considered complete. You can track all your required AFE documents by checking off the blue boxes on the paper application form, or by carefully reading the personalized list of required documents at the end of your online application. Our office can see to the legal certification of these documents, but you must provide your own photocopies. Commissioners for Oaths are available at the Scholarship and Student Aid Office and McGill’s School of Continuing Studies.
Students registered full-time in private programs are not eligible for AFE bursaries but may be eligible for loans if they apply to AFE's Loans and Bursaries Program for full-time studies.
Students registered part-time in private programs may be eligible for loans if they apply to AFE's Loans Program for part-time studies.
Programs offered in modules are not eligible for AFE (neither full-time Loans and Bursaries nor part-time Loans).
Your permanent code is required information on your AFE application. Most students will find their permanent code on their McGill transcript. If there is no permanent code on your transcript, please follow the guidelines provided below in the section "If you do not have a permanent code".
If you have your permanent code
You may apply online via AFE's Online Services under “Student” profile. It is important to read the information that appears at the end of the application form as you will find a list of the documents required for your application to be assessed.
If you do not have a permanent code
You may want to wait for your permanent code to be available on your transcript. If you have never studied in Quebec, this process could take 2-4 months from your first day of studies at McGill. You will otherwise have to complete the paper form “Application for Financial Assistance – Loans and Bursaries Program (1001)".
McGill Campus & Program Codes
Below are the lists for the McGill campus and program codes required for your AFE application.
McGill Campus & College Codes
Downtown Campus: 979000
Macdonald Campus: 97900B
Macdonald College (CEGEP): 699600
Montreal Diocesan Theological College: 97900E
Presbyterian College: 97900C
United Theological College: 97900D
Campus Outaouais 97900F
McGill Program Codes
Applied Science: 40000
Architecture (Undergraduate): 41000
Architecture/Urban Planning (Graduate): 48000
Arts (Education); Major in Education in Global Contexts: 18011
Bachelor of Arts and Science: 10000
Continuing Education: 18100
Concurrent Bachelor of Music/Education: 10301
Counselling Psychology: 10012
Dental Science (MSc): 20000
Dentistry: (DMD & PhD): 56000
Dentistry Residency: 56500
Education (B.Ed. with Field Experience: K/Elem, Phys. Ed., Secondary, Music, TESL): 11200
Engineering (Materials CO-OP): 40150
Engineering (Software CO-OP): 41050
Law (BCL/LLB): 14500
Master of Divinity: 10500
Master of Management in Analytics: 15020
Master of Management in Finance: 15011
Master of Public Policy (Max Bell School of Public Policy): 15022
Medicine (MDCM): 51000
Medicine (Residency Program): 50900
Medicine (Clinical Fellowship): 50901
BSc Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing Integrated: 58002
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy (BSc): 58400
MScA Couple and Family Therapy: 40003
MScA Communication Science and Disorders: 40002
Regenerative Medicine: 51003
Social Work: 16100
Special and Qualifying Studies: 09999
Macdonald Campus Program Codes
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:32000
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate - at the Macdonald Campus): 41000
Bioresource Engineering: 32002
Bioresource Engineering (MScA): 41000
Food Science: 32000
Human Nutrition: 32000
Macdonald College (CEGEP) Program Code
Farm Management and Technologies: 152B0
Important Dates & Deadlines
The new AFE application for the upcoming academic year is made available every year in mid to late May. Apply as early as possible every summer to ensure your aid is assessed and ready by September 1st. No application for financial assistance is accepted after 30 days from the end of the last month of recognized studies in a given year.
Important: Every February, you will be asked by AFE to confirm the financial resources declared in your application. Your aid will be suspended if you do not do so.
You can find AFE’s processing dates here to know when to expect an assessment of your file. Each missing document will increase the wait time. If you apply with the paper form, you must mail the application and your supporting documents directly to AFE using the mailing address indicated on the application. Our office cannot mail students' applications to AFE. We recommend using a registered mail service that allows you to track the delivery date.
If you have a permanent code, apply online and upload your documents directly to your AFE file. This will ensure secure transmission of your personal information and will allow for a shorter processing time for your file.
Keep in mind AFE's eligibility period and debt limit. If you reach the maximum number of months or your debt limit before the end of your degree, you may want to contact our office to book an exceptional case appointment in order to request further aid from AFE.