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Financial Aid is any form of funding that helps to reduce your post-secondary educational costs. The Financial Aid office at the Mount handles on-campus awards (bursaries and scholarships) as well as the Student Works need-based employment program, assists with government loans and also has a limited reserve of repayable emergency funding available to offer current students in crisis.

Announcements & Deadlines

  • Entrance Bursaries for NEW students to the Mount who are starting school in September, 2016. Deadline: June 13
  • Government Student Loan Applications for the 2016-2017 academic session are now availableEnsure to apply at least 8 weeks before the first day of classes in September to avoid funding delays!
  • Financial Wellness Event! The Globe and Mail journalists have been traveling across the country to talk to students about financial literacy and now they are coming to the Mount! Attend this session and learn more about debt, the job market, budgeting, and investing and saving. Join us for the great (and free) event on September 22 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm (location TBA)
  • Student Loan Payments Suspended for Nova Scotians in Fort McMurray. Nova Scotia student loan borrowers who live in Fort McMurray are eligible and will not have to make payments on their NS loans for six months. For more information, please call NS Student Assistance: 1-800-565-8420

Types of Financial Aid

  • Scholarship - non-repayable award based primarily upon academic merit.
  • Bursary - non-repayable award based primarily upon financial need.
  • Government Student Loan - repayable loan based primarily upon financial need and are offered for part and full-time students.
  • Grant - non-repayable award based primarily upon financial need and/or permanent disability status. Students are assessed through the government student loan application.
  • Sponsorship - typically non-repayable funding, issued primarily through an Aboriginal band, corporation and/or government and often pays for a student's tuition/fees and expenses.
  • Part-Time Work Earnings - working while studying helps to supplement financial need while studying; see the Bursary Programs link for information on the MSVU Student Works employment program.