Considering the full cost of post-secondary studies? In addition to those pesky tuition and school fees, it's helpful to budget for rent, utility payments, transportation, groceries, school supplies and LIFE in general! Check out RBC's student budget calculator to get a better understanding of just how much money you'll want to access through grants/scholarships (FREE money!) or student loans/lines of credit (BORROWED funds that need to be repaid) for your future educational plans.
Student Grant Estimator - Fill in this very quick calculator to determine how much you may receive in GRANTS (that's free money, not a loan!) from the Canadian government.
Student Aid Alberta - Lots of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships!
Alexander RUTHERFORD Scholarship - Receive up to $2500 based on your average (which includes option courses!) in grades 10,11 and 12. Apply in August and receive your cheque in early October (generally) of your first post-secondary semester. Even if you take a gap year, you are still eligible for these funds! Don't forget to take 7 minutes out of your day and APPLY online for this funding!
ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS - This document lovingly procured and updated by YOUR Career Practitioner, is definitely worth a read!
NANTON AREA SCHOLARSHIP LIST!- This is a list of scholarships specific to students in the Nanton area. As we learn of any changes to our generous sponsorships, this list will be revised.
FNMI SCHOLARSHIP LIST - This list features many prestigious scholarships in a variety of post-secondary programming options!
Scholarships Canada - You can create a profile and this website will match you with potential scholarships. It takes time to sort through the list, but it could pay off in big dollars!
Scholar Tree - Similar to Scholarships Canada; create a profile and review scholarship suggestions based on your personal information.
RESP information in 3 minutes! This YouTube video may be of interest if you are looking for quick information about the Registered Education Savings Program. Taking advantage of the up to $7200.00 in government contributions is a great way to help a student save for post secondary education. The government of Canada provides further information about Using your RESP when it's time to start withdrawing funds for your student's post-secondary studies.
Higher Ed Points Students and graduates can convert loyalty points through HigherEdPoints in $250 increments to make tuition payments or to pay back student loans. Parents, relatives and friends can also use their loyalty program points to help students pay back their loans.