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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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.
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).
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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!
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.
The Work-Study Program gives students with financial needs the opportunity to work in their field and participate in research-based projects that are offered part-time and on-campus.
Co-operative Education integrates academic study with relevant, work experience in the field, such as business, industry, government, not-for-profit and community-based organizations.
Jobs on Campus
Various opportunities are offered on campus, from teaching and research assistant positions to producing for SFU’s media platforms, to retail positions at the SFU Bookstore or around UniverCity, to name a few.
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!