GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND BURSARIES
If you apply for student loans, your Provincial Student Financial Services office will automatically assess your eligibility for such grants and bursaries. A separate application is needed only for the Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. The forms can be downloaded from your provincial student loan website. In some provinces, you can apply to have the amount you owe capped once you’ve graduated. Each province has different programs, so poke around on the internet and see what you can find.
FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM
SSACE, a partner of St. Stephen’s University, offers a great opportunity for your Canadian friends to participate in your educational and spiritual growth. The “Forgivable Loan Program” (FLP) permits qualifying students to receive a loan from friends to pay for part, or all, of their tuition and living expenses. The loan is forgiven at the end of your studies, making it essentially like a gift.
Donations to the program may be made by anyone with the exception of parents, grandparents, siblings and spouse of a student applying for a loan. All gifts to the fund are receipted for income tax purposes.
DEBT REDUCTION FOR TIMELY COMPLETION BENEFIT
NB residents: If you complete your degree on schedule in four years, and you have combined (federal and provincial) government student loan borrowings exceeding $32,000, you will have 100 per cent of your provincial student loan in excess of the $32,000 forgiven.
How We Can Help
CONNECTION SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADS
To really get a taste of SSU you need to come and visit! We’d love to have you, and we’ll feed you and show you around and even put you up for the night. We think you’ll love it here. And if you enrol after paying us a visit, you will automatically qualify for a $500 scholarship towards your first full year. Contact us now and arrange a visit!
SSU’S GUARANTEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES
If you have achieved an average of 85% or higher during high school you will receive an entrance scholarship to SSU. SSU calculates an average based on your best five university preparation courses in grade 12.
85% – 89.9% average will receive an entrance scholarship of $500
90% and higher average will receive an entrance scholarship of $1,000
Please note that entrance scholarships are not available for transfer students.
As an innovative way of reducing tuition debt, taking a step closer to our dream of offering sustainable, debt-free education, any existing undergraduate student who refers (introduces to SSU for the first time) a new undergraduate student will receive a $1500 scholarship towards future tuition fees. There is no limit to the number of new students you can refer to us – you could aim to literally study for free!
Looking for a part-time job while you are in university? Why not work for SSU! A limited amount of work bursaries are available during the school year. Positions will be posted at the start of each term and applications will be made available. Payment will be made directly to your account as a credit.
WORKING WHILE AT SCHOOL
International students can now get a part-time job while studying at SSU. There are opportunities to work here or off campus with only a study permit. International students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during a regular academic session and full time during regularly scheduled breaks, and they are able to work off campus immediately rather than waiting for six months.