Scholarships and Financial Assistance


Acadia University is pleased to provide an increase in bursary funding for the 2018-19 academic year (September-April). Students who are studying full-time and supporting their education with Canada, Provincial or US Direct Student Loans will automatically receive a 2018 Acadia Bursary on their Acadia University student account: $250 for students paying the Canadian Tuition rate and $500 for students paying the International Tuition rate.

Nova Scotia students will continue to receive a bursary of $128.30 per 3 credit hour course to a maximum set by the Provincial Government for the September-August time frame.

Acadia has a bursary program to help students in financial need. A bursary is a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need and does not need to be paid back. Funds are credited directly to a student's university account.


When can I apply for a bursary?

2018-2019 applications will be available in September 2018.

Canadian students must submit a student loan assessment to or drop it by our office in University Hall.

Acadia Divinity College students are ineligible for funding through these programs and should contact ADC directly with funding inquiries.

How do I know if I qualify for a bursary?

  • A bursary is granted primarily on the basis of established need to students who are performing satisfactorily in an academic program as a full-time undergraduate student.

  • "Need" is the difference between the cost (expenses directly related to education) to attend Acadia for an academic year and the resources the student can contribute toward those costs.

  • Students’ resources include the parents’ contribution, the student's income (and spouse's, if married), outside or private scholarships, and other sources of financial support.

  • Applicants must have explored all other possible sources of financial assistance such as Canada Student Loan, State Loan, Higher Education Loan Plan, etc.

  • The University reserves the right to cancel or to curtail any financial benefits in the event of a low standard of academic work or of objectionable conduct.