Apply for scholarships, bursaries, and awards
Post-secondary education is a big financial investment. At UFV, you have access to a huge array of funding options: scholarships for academic achievement, leadership awards for community and volunteer accomplishments, bursaries for financial need, and many others. Visit Financial Aid and Awards for a full list, and apply wherever you qualify.
Apply for student loans
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can apply for student loans to help pay for their education. These loans are interest-free while you’re a full-time student. Apply for your student loan six to eight weeks before the semester begins. Visit Surfing for Dollars for a list of available loans, and links to apply.
Earn money while studying
Work on campus
The UFV Career Centre lists hundreds of on-campus job opportunities. Most are flexible enough to accommodate your class schedule. Plus, they give you a chance to work with UFV faculty and staff while you gain work experience and build up references.
Join the Co-op program
Get experience and develop contacts in your field, all while earning money to pay for school. UFV’s Co-operative Education program allows you to alternate academic semesters with paid work terms in career-related fields. When you graduate, you’ll have not only a degree but real work experience on your resumé.
Make a budget
They call it “student life” for a reason. You’ll need to do some careful planning to balance your income and spending while you study. In addition to tuition fees, books, and course materials, remember to budget for living expenses like rent, groceries, transportation, utilities, and other necessities. Learn more about budgeting by visiting UFV's financial planning resources, or the Government of Canada Education Planning and Student Aid website.
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