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.

Student Services is here for you, remotely and in-person!

McGill offers a wide variety of services for students, and all of our units are working to gradually re-introduce in-person services for students. Access will be by appointment only, so please be sure to contact us before visiting our offices.

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Emergency loans

Emergency loans are currently unavailable since it requires in-person interaction. We have special instructions for all COVID-19 related financial difficulties.

University loans are available to help students experiencing financial emergencies, such as:

  • no money for food
  • inadequate clothing to face cold weather
  • homelessness due to fire or landlord eviction threats
  • lack of funds for urgently-needed medication
  • employment pay cheque delays
  • lost wallet

Steps to follow

If you are in need of an emergency loan for essentials, follow these 2 steps:

  1. Complete an In-Course Financial Aid application on Minerva: Select the Financial Aid/Awards tab > Financial Aid Menu > Apply for McGill Financial Aid > Apply for In-Course Financial Aid > update your financial aid profile and submit your application
  2. Call 514-398-6013 (514-398-7992 for Macdonald Campus students) or come to our Service Counter. (Our in-person service and phone services are unavailable until further notice). We will see you as soon as possible to discuss your request.  Tip: We are best able to respond quickly if you contact us before 3pm.

Other financial aid services

The Scholarships and Student Aid Office also offers these aid-related services:

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