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Office Closures! SSAO will be closed Friday July 22 and July 29 due to construction disruptions surrounding the Brown Student Services Building. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Government aid

Canada Post labour disruption: Canada Student Loans has set up special measures in the event of a possible service disruption by Canada Post. (Tip: When visiting provincial government aid websites for specific information related to this matter, use the search box and enter key words "Canada Post".)

Quebec, Canada, and United States government aid recipients: be sure to register for your required number of full-time McGill credits before mid-August to avoid funding delays and optimize your aid!

Federal, provincial and territorial governments offer aid for students with assessed financial need in the form of loans, grants and bursaries. 

Canadian students, including those from Quebec, apply directly to their province or territory of residence, while US students can apply for funding offered by their federal government and/or by a number of alternative loan providers. Please note that the Scholarships and Student Aid Office does not administer government aid for International students (non-US) – all related inquiries should be made directly with domestic aid agencies.

It can take 6–8 weeks for government aid applications to be processed. It is recommended that those wishing to apply, do so by June 30th (June 1st for US students) to ensure that their aid arrives in time to pay their fees.

Students experiencing delays in government aid funding should consider applying for a Tuition Payment Deferral.