Originally Posted by dmzz
I was asking myself the same thing. I am highly dubious that they will let him get the money. If they are so uptight about the Jan 15 pick up date for bursaries, I can't see this happening, unfortunately.
There's a difference in those two situations though...The Jan 15th pick up date is assigned entirely by McMaster.
OSAP on the other hand, is an agreement between student and govenment which has nothing to do with Mac at all (except for the fact that Mac acts as the 'parent' and holds the money until you need it). McMaster can't legally keep the money from you if you're entitled to it.
However...the government's agreement with you may mention something about a deadline to pick up your first OSAP payment. I doubt it however, you will more than likely get your money, after a bit of legwork.
Drop into the financial aid office on Monday and start asking questions.