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Financial Aid and Awards
SFU offers several bursaries and awards to assist students for whom the cost of attending university would be a significant barrier to accepting their admission to Simon Fraser University. See details here:
These programs work in conjunction with the range of grants and scholarships administered by the provincial and federal governments, details of which can be found here: https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships
The Work-Study Program is an opportunity to participate in research-based projects and earn a supplemental income. To qualify and maintain eligibility for a Work-Study placement you must: have a demonstrated financial need (as assessed by SFU); be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in the term of application, unless otherwise stipulated; be in good academic standing and have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 at SFU in the term of application (waived in your first term at SFU).
SFU provides numerous guides to prepare families for higher education. The guide linked here provides information on tuition fees, living costs, etc.
SFU also offers a MyFinance 101 which is a finance literacy training open to all SFU students and the general public: http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/myfinances101.html
See description for bursaries and scholarships above.
StudentAid BC assists eligible BC residents with the federal part-time student financial assistance program. https://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/undergrad/loans/bc-res-part-time.html
SFU's Burnaby campus has a childcare facility on site: http://www.sfu.ca/childcare.html
TSSU Membership Childcare Fund available for students at SFU, with children, who are members of the Teaching Support Staff Union (hold an appointment as a TA, TM, Sessional Instructor or ELC/ITP Instructor): http://www.tssu.ca/childcare/
The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is a welcoming gathering space that provides holistic student support and services to Indigenous students from the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Nations. There are multiple programs and services offered through ISC to the indigenous student community at SFU including: financial aid, third party sponsorship, elder programs and more. https://www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/about.html
With respect to Canada Student Grants for Students from Low-Income Families for undergraduate students, approximately 17.7% of the total undergraduate population received this low-income grant.
SFU does not track the graduation/success rate for low-income students or the percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.