Money Matters

Planning for success

It's hard to know how much you'll need to save for university if you're not sure how much you're spending. Let's work it out, step by step.

If you're feeling concerned, stressed, or overwhelmed by the costs of university, your first step is to create a budget. Set aside some time to figure out your expenses and the income from scholarships, bursaries, savings, loans, co-op, and work.

Once you've created a budget, try to stick to it as best you can. We encourage you to consider averaging out what your monthly expenses will be. When you receive a large loan or sum of money, it may feel like you have plenty to spend, but you need to think about making your money last throughout the year.

Budgeting Resources

Use our budget calculator to help guide your saving and budgeting plans.

Budget Calculator

Living Expenses

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Check out our sample estimates of local living expenses.

Monthly Expenses

Consider our tips for saving money and planning your living expenses.

Saving Money

Income Opportunities


Our Co-op program can offer you valuable income and invaluable experience.


Find campus job opportunities in retail, research, and more.