The Hub Wildfires: Important information for students

Wildfires: Important information for students

By: AU Staff

Update for students affected by wildfire—and where to turn for support

Athabasca University extends our thoughts to our students, alumni, and their families and friends who are dealing with wildfires.

We appreciate that your safety and well-being come first and that coursework is a lesser priority at this time. Athabasca University (AU) is here to support students whose lives have been disrupted by an emergency in your local community.

Disaster contingency

If you are an AU student who lives in a community that has been evacuated or are supporting one of these communities as a first responder, please know that we are here to help.

Options for replacing learning resources, re-booking exams, course extensions and 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 us.

AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursary

AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursaries are intended to help AU learners continue their education without interruption due to a natural disaster. Learn more about the Natural Disaster Emergency Bursary.

Student financial aid

The Canada Student Assistance Program has implemented supports for student loan borrowers, such as fast tracking repayment assistance (RAP). More details can be found through the National Student Loans Service Centre.

Alberta student aid borrowers will need to contact the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre to notify them of the impacts of wildfire on their studies and to get further information on the supports available, including RAP.

Help is available

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

  • May 14, 2024
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