The pursuit of higher education comes with its costs, but we’re here to remind you there are financial aid, supports and resources that can help offset some of those costs.
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You can find opportunities to fund your education through a variety of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to all eligible SFU students. Different financial resources have different eligibility requirements, so take some time to explore your options below!
Scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and are available to Canadian and international students.
Awards are given to students in recognition of their leadership, social or athletic achievements, or contributions and involvement in the community; awards are available to Canadian and international students.
Bursaries provide funding to students with demonstrated financial need and are available to Canadian and international students.
STUDENT LOANS & GRANTS
Students enrolled in eligible programs can apply to a variety of government assistance, including student loans and grants (non-repayable funding).
Canadian Indigenous Students
Additional financial assistance opportunities are available to students who identify as "Indigenous peoples of Canada" (specifically to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples).
Students with Disabilities
Students with a disability may be eligible for additional grants and/or bursaries available through the federal and provincial governments.
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OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
Each term, the Undergraduate Open Scholarship recognizes and supports undergraduate students who are highly qualified academically. No application is required—all current students are eligible!
ENTRANCE AID FOR FUTURE STUDENTS
Entrance scholarships, entrance awards and entrance bursaries all support new undergraduate students entering SFU. Each type of aid recognizes different achievements or needs, with varying levels of academic requirements. Find out which ones you’re eligible for!
Paid opportunities on campus or through Co-op can earn you supplemental income that you can use towards funding your education or necessities in your lifestyle. They’re also ways to gain valuable experience and make connections across the SFU community.
Now that you’ve had some time to think about your fixed and variable costs, it’s time to crunch in some numbers! Remember, this undergraduate cost calculator only provides an estimate of your expenses per term and isn’t meant to compute exact figures down to the cent. Take your time to fill in your answers—the more information you provide, the more representative the results will be of your expenses in reality.
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One option available to students facing financial difficulty during university is the Tuition Payment Plan. Your account will be considered in financially good standing for the term signed up, and 2% monthly interest will be applied to the outstanding balance.
Think about some of the examples of fixed and variable costs in the section listed above to paint a more representative picture of your expenses per term.
Don't forget to look for student pricing when signing up for video or music streaming services, or student discounts when attending events or buying apps/software and computer equipment. Student banking services and credit cards also exist, so do a bit of research when shopping around for anything!
Call or Email Us
SFU's Financial Aid and Awards Advisors can respond to your questions about government-issued student financial assistance, as well as questions you may have about SFU-based bursaries, scholarships, awards and other funding opportunities. For inquiries:
- Call us at 778 782 6930 from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 - 3:30 pm
- Email us at email@example.com
You can also schedule an appointment with one of our Advisors for a more in-depth advising session.