Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Bursaries

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 financial.aid@acadiau.ca 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.