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Financial aid

Funding your studies doesn't have to be overwhelming. We provide many financial aid options to assist students, regardless of what type of student you are or what you’re learning at AU.

How to get financial aid at Athabasca University

If you are planning to attend AU on a student loan, there are important details that you will need to be aware of. Our financial aid self-help questionnaire is a great place to start.

Financial aid self-help questionnaire

In addition to offering student loans and financial aid options, we provide many awards, scholarships and bursaries to support your educational journey. Please be aware that there are no entrance scholarships at the undergraduate level.

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Before you apply for financial aid

Before applying for government student financial assistance, you must follow these steps:

How to apply for financial aid

All students must meet specific requirements regardless of whether they are full-time or part-time learners.

Key dates to know for financial aid programs

Complete steps 1 and 2 by
for the start date of

Your completion of the two steps above will initiate critical processes including completion of provincial or territorial program information forms and confirmation of enrolment forms by AU and your funding agency.

Receiving your funds

Getting financial aid is just the first step! To make the most of it, you need to know how to manage it properly. Click below for tips to successfully handle your loan, keep it interest-free, and repay it.

Learn how to manage your loan

Financial aid support

We have compiled a comprehensive list of resources to help you manage your student finances. From our tuition calculator to alternative funding options, these tools are designed to keep you informed and on top of your finances.

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