Find out how you can offset the cost of your degree with scholarships, awards, and numerous other funding opportunities for Aboriginal students.
Student financial support services are provided by Student Connect, the Office of the Registrar's student service centre. Services include information, advising and assistance with undergraduate scholarships and awards, financial aid, student loans, bursaries, and emergency student loans, and so much more! Learn more about financial support »
There are different funding options available to Inuit and Northern students, First Nation students, and Métis students.
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Tuition Deposit Exemption
If you are going to be funded by your Band or other third party, you may qualify for an extension to pay the $500 deposit, which is required to accept your admission offer. Please contact Financial Services to coordinate payment of your tuition deposit.
Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries
The U of A administers over $22 million in undergraduate awards each year, including many awards for Aboriginal students.
Aboriginal Student Services Centre: The ASSC offers various awards for Aboriginal students, ranging up to $19,650.
Métis Education Foundation: The MEF offers various awards for Métis students, ranging up to $100,000.
Faculty and external awards: Various faculties and departments at the U of A offer scholarships to Aboriginal students. There are also many awards available to Aboriginal students offered by outside organizations. A complete list of Aboriginal awards are listed on the ASSC website.
Be sure to explore all your scholarship options on the undergraduate awards website.