Frugal Scholar Workshops

Frugal Scholar

Upcoming Workshops

If the workshop is on myInvolvement, your attendance can be recognised on your co-curricular record.
Some workshops are also part of SKILLS21, a new skills development program for McGill undergraduates. 

WHAT

WHEN

WHERE

RECOGNITION

Budgeting 101 Workshop **Tuesday, November 20,** 4:00-5:00pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 5001 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream
Debt & Credit Management Thursday, November 22, 4:00-5:00pm Brown Student Services Building, Room 5001 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Past Workshops

WHAT

WHEN

WHERE

RECOGNITION 

Frugal Scholar: Tips and Tricks Thursday, November 15, 3:30-4:30pm Wilson Hall, Room 118 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

Debt & Credit Management (Mac Campus) Wednesday, November 14, 1:00-2:00pm Macdonald-Steward Building, Room MS2-084 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream
Budgeting 101 Workshop (Mac Campus) Tuesday, October 9, 1:00-2:00pm Macdonald-Steward Building, Room MS2-084 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream
Debt & Credit Management Wednesday, September 26, 3:30-4:30pm Wilson Hall, Room 118 (map) ✔️Co-curricular record
✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream
Frugal Scholar: Work Study Info Session Monday, September 24, 3:30-4:30pm

Education Building, Room 211 (map)

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Budgeting 101 Workshop

Thursday, September 20, 3:30-4:30pm

Education Building, Room 624 (map)

✔️Co-curricular record

✔️SKILLS21 Wellbeing stream

Tax Clinic Workshops

Wednesday, March 14, 4:30-5:30pm
 

Thursday, March 22, 4:30-5:30pm


Tuesday, March 27, 4:30-5:30pm


Tuesday, April 3, 4:30-5:30pm


Thursday, April 5, 4:30-5:30pm


Thursday, April 12, 4:30-5:30pm

Bronfman, Room 340 (map)


Bronfman, Room 340


Bronfman, Room 423


Bronfman, Room 423


Bronfman, Room 340


Bronfman, Room 340

✔️Co-curricular record

 

 

Workshop Sampler


Learn more about our other workshops:

Budgeting

Presented by SSAO Financial Aid Counsellors and tailored to students’ needs according to:

·         Faculty (Law, Medicine, Music, School of Social Work, etc.)

·         Status (undergraduate/graduate)

·         Residence

Topics include:

·         Tackling debt with tools from our Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

·         Addressing specific financial challenges students face

·         Providing students with core funding options

Canada Student Loans

We no longer hold workshops on Canada Student Loans. The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) holds regular webinars on repaying your government student loans.

Topics include:

·         Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP)

·         Payment options

·         Consolidation Agreement

You can either:

·         Sign up for a live webinar

·         Watch a recorded webinar

You can watch the recorded webinar at any time. It presents the same information as a live webinar, but you won't be able to ask questions nor receive handouts. 

From December 1, 2017, live webinars will no longer be available.

Exchange/Study Away/Internship

Presented by an SSAO Financial Aid Counsellor. Topics include:

·         Financial planning for studying abroad and internships

·         Avoiding debt and budgeting with the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

Financial Stress

Presented by an SSAO Frugal Scholar Student Ambassador who provides testimonial tips on:

·         Budgeting with the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

·         On and off campus resources (cheap restos, grocers, clothing stores, etc.)

·         Coping with financial stress

International Students Financial Aid

Presented by an SSAO International Financial Aid Counsellor. Topics include:

·         Financial challenges International students face

·         Specific types of financial aid available

·         Budgeting with the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

Quebec Loan Application (AFE)

Presented by an SSAO Quebec Financial Aid Counsellor. Topics include:

·         Quebec Aid qualifications/eligibility

·         How to apply

·         Demystifying the application form and process

Quebec Loan Repayment for Graduating Students

Presented by SSAO Quebec Financial Aid Counsellors. Topics include:

·         Clarity and closure on how to repay a Quebec student loan

·         Repayment options available

·         Budgeting tips as per the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (FSMMP)

Tax Clinic

Presented by a Frugal Scholar tax expert. Various clinics tailored to specific categories including Quebec, Canada tax returns and returns for International students. Topics include:

·         Student tax breaks

·         Optimizing returns

·         Easy filing at no cost

Here's a PowerPoint presentation (PDF) from our most recent workshop.