University education requires long term commitment and planning.
We would like to offer a few suggestions.
Encourage your student to:
- apply annually
for bursaries and scholarships - visit the Student Financial Aid
& Scholarships Office or their web site at http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/.
There is a Student Budgeting and Money Management section available
Visit their parent page at http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/Parent_webpages/Parents_MAIN.htm.
- visit a Student
Awards & Loans Officer who will assist in planning a reasonable
budget, and help navigate through the many government programs.
As well, the office provides aid programs for summer jobs and work
study during the year, information on access to external funding,
repayment of loans, etc. http://sfas/mcmaster.ca/
- use the flexible
tuition fee payment plan
- apply for
jobs on campus - McWork and Ontario Work Study Programs - these
may be more flexible and convenient than off-campus jobs
- prepare and
follow a budget
- talk with
you about your own strategies and suggestions for coping and setting
realistic short and long term financial goals
- consider the
benefits and pitfalls of credit cards (credit cards are a good way
to establish a credit rating, but students should be cautioned about
credit cards and loans)
- Bank of Nova
Scotia, 999 King St. W.
- CIBC Westdale
- McMaster University Credit Union - http://www.maccu.com/
- Royal Bank, 1845 Main St. W.
ATM’s on campus
- McMaster University Credit Union (MCU) ATM: MUSC near La
- CIBC ATM’s:
- Mary Keyes
- John Hodgins Engineering Bldg. (JHE)
- Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery and Atrium (MDCL)
- 2 in Gilmour Hall, basement
Titles Bookstore is a full service bookstore providing
students with all of their course materials, general reading materials,
computers and computer software and accessories. The newest addition
is the Stuff Store which offers Mac memorabilia and a wide selection
of crested and non crested sportswear and gift ware, as well as
a variety of stationery products.
Find information on tuition fees, residence and meal plans, payment
options, and miscellaneous fees
on the Student Accounts & Cashiers site.
Finding a job on campus
A wide variety of jobs are available to students
across the campus as well as in the neighbouring community. Many
University departments and the McMaster Students Union employ student