The Hub Hurricane Fiona: Important information for students

Update for students affected by Hurricane Fiona

Athabasca University (AU) extends our thoughts to our students, alumni, and their families and friends who are dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.

We can appreciate that your AU coursework is undoubtedly the least of your priorities at this time. If there is any way that we can help alleviate concerns you have about your studies with AU, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Disaster contingency

If you are an AU student who lives in a community affected by the hurricane or are supporting as a first-responder, please know that we are here to help. Options for replacing learning resources, exams, course extensions, pausing your studies, or withdrawals are available and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

These supports have been enacted to ensure that your studies do not add to your current stress. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Information Centre.

AU Information Centre

For more information on the above disaster contingencies for student, please contact our Information Centre by phone during business hours.

Toll-free (Canada / U.S.): 1-800-788-9041

International: 1-780-675-6100

Email: Please ensure you include your full name and ID number.

AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursary

AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursaries are intended to help AU students continue their education without interruption due to a natural disaster.

Student financial aid

AU is currently reaching out to the funding agencies in each of the Atlantic provinces to determine supports and will be able to provide additional details on student loan assistants and impacts shortly.

If your studies are affected and you are receiving student loans, please contact

Help is available

Support is available. Please visit the Mental Health and Wellness page for more information.