Important Updates for Students Applying for In-Course Financial Aid

In an effort to expedite In-Course Financial Aid applications, we are performing more online decisions without appointments. Learn more about several significant changes to our process so that we may best serve you and all students with financial need on a timely basis. Don’t forget to ‘Go back to your app’ frequently for important instructions and/or online decisions that will be added to your application within 2 weeks of submission!

Emergency loans

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

Students with financial concerns should apply for In-Course Financial Aid for a need assessment. We understand that any student could experience an urgent and unexpected financial situation that requires immediate support. We can arrange small (offsite) cash loans after you follow these steps:

Steps to follow

Students with financial concerns should apply for In-Course Financial Aid for a need assessment. We understand that any student could experience an urgent and unexpected financial situation that requires immediate support. We can arrange small (offsite) cash loans after you follow these 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 or student.aid [at] mcgill.ca (email us).

Other financial aid services

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

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