Financial Assistance

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Financial aid may be available for qualifying full-time and part-time students. Review the information below to see what financial aid best suits you.


The Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada work together to provide student financial assistance. Loans, grants and bursaries are available to help you access and pay your tuition and fees for post-secondary education at NBCCD.

The Renewed Tuition Bursary is a program designed to help post-secondary students by providing more upfront bursary funding to students from families with the greatest financial need so that they may graduate with less debt; and increasing affordability and access for New Brunswick student financial assistance recipients choosing to attend a public or private college or university located in New Brunswick.

To apply or for information, contact:

Student Financial Services

Student Loan Repayment FAQ

PETL Training Skills and Development
Training and Skills Development (TSD) selectively provides grants to people who meet the program criteria. The focus of the program is to help clients receive training or educational programs which will allow them to return quickly to work.

For further information, click here.


If you’d like financial assistance, you are encouraged to apply for as many awards, bursaries and scholarships as you are eligible for. Here is a list of some funding opportunities:

Access & Success

The Access and Success Bursary Program is funded by the Department of Post-Secondary Education and Training.  It is awarded to full-time students in good standing who demonstrate financial need in order to finance their studies.

For further information, click here.

AARAO Scholarship
Valued at $500, the student must have attended an Atlantic Canadian high school visited by the AARAO Tour.

For further information, click here.

NBCC Foundation Awards

Deadline: Oct. 15

The New Brunswick Community College Foundation Inc. supports as many students as funding allows. Financial assistance in the form of bursaries, scholarships and awards are available to NBCCD students.

For further information see:

NB Crafts Foundation Scholarship 

Deadline: Oct. 31

The New Brunswick Crafts Foundation Inc. is a registered charitable organization, incorporated in 1989.  Our objectives are to promote craft and advance cultural arts in the province and to encourage the education of New Brunswick craftspeople.

For further information, click here.

The Work Room

The Work Room creates and updates a spreadsheet regularly with a list of scholarships and bursaries that are available to students in the region. In addition, they also have helpful tips and information about student loans, bank loans, emergency loans and more.

For further information see:

TD Scholarships

Value: Multiple opportunities

Deadline: Applications for students starting college or university starting in September 2021 are now open. Submit your application by Friday, November 13, 2020.

Number: two scholarship recipients are chosen from each of the five regions: Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies/Northwest Territories/Nunavut, British Columbia/Yukon

For further information go to:

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship

Value: $1,500

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship will be awarded to those who show a clear vision for their future.

  • For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old
  • Enrolled part time in school or not in school at all
  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • Grades and transcripts are not required
  • 450 scholarships available throughout 2020
  • Not working at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC

The $1,500 scholarship can be used for many different things, including:

  • Short-term courses
  • Workshops
  • Certificates
  • Necessary equipment or books

And much more!

For further information go to:

New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers

Value: Scholarship or Bursary $2500.00 each

Deadline: Nov. 2, 2020

Applicants must be graduates of New Brunswick public high schools. Applicants must be in 3rd year or beyond of a Canadian university degree program or in the 2nd year or beyond of
an accredited Canadian college program. Previous award winners are ineligible to apply.

Completed application must be received by Monday, November 2, 2020.

For the application form click here:

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour Awards

Every year, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) offers several different scholarships and bursaries. Some are open to all New Brunswick students, while others are reserved to the sons and daughters of members of local unions affiliated with the NBFL.

A brief description of the various awards, bursaries and scholarships can be found when you click on its name. An application form is also available. All awards are valued at $500.

For further information go to:

Parents Need to Know Scholarship

Value: $1000

Deadline: Between September 1st and December 1st. 

Being a parent while educating yourself in university can be a challenge. Parents who study are often faced with time and money constraints. That’s why ParentsNeed has created a yearly scholarship designed for students who show themselves able to find balance between studying and raising their children.

To apply, please submit an article on the topic of how to find the right balance between studying and raising children. The article should be no less than 1000 words and no longer than 2000 words. In your article, try to include the following:

  • Describe the challenges of studying and parenting
  • Talk about things you have done to find a balance and the positive results of your actions
  • Discuss how organization can play a key role in achieving this balance

For further information go to:


Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen. Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards to thousands of Indigenous students every year!

  • Deadline Dates: February 1, August 1, November 1

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund For Indigenous Students

The Ted Rogers Scholarship through Indspire is for Canadian Indigenous students starting a post-secondary program in the fall.  It is a renewable award of $2500 per year for students enrolled in a minimum two year post-secondary program to a maximum of four years.  While enrolled in post-secondary students must maintain a full-time course load to receive the renewed support each year.

  • Start Date: December 15
  • End Date: February 1
  • Requirements:
    • Students must be entering into full time studies in a first bachelor degree or first diploma program at a Canadian accredited university or college.
    • Program must be a minimum of 2 years in duration.
    • University preparatory programs in any jurisdiction are not eligible (e.g. (CEGEPs – pre-university diploma).
    • Students must be under the age of 25 and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have a valid social insurance number.

Horatio Alger Indigenous Achievement Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Indigenous Achievement Scholarship is for Indigenous students starting a four year post-secondary program in the fall.  This is a renewable award of $2500.  While enrolled in post-secondary students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and a full-time course load to receive the renewed support each year.

  • Start Date: December 15
  • End Date: August 1
  • Requirements:
    • First Nation (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis high school students from an Indigenous community in the territories as well as attending school in the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories, or Nunavut.
    • Enrolled full-time in a high school within Canada at time of application.
    • Starting in a four-year post-secondary program within Canada full-time in September.
    • Have a valid Social Insurance Number.

Information for the above three scholarships can be found here:


Canadian Federation of University Women-Fredericton Scholarship

Value: $1000

Number: 1 awarded annually

Awarded annually in the fall to an aboriginal female student who is a New Brunswick resident, entering the second year of a diploma program. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

For further information go to: is an organization that advocates for increased accessibility, equal access and successful transition from high school to college through a number of scholarships and awards.

Other Sites to Research

Apart from those listed above, there are many other sites providing financial assistance to students in the form of awards, bursaries and scholarships. We encourage you to do further online research.

Here are a few more sites that may help:

NBCCD Assistance Programs
In partnership with the Student Association (SA), the College offers a number of programs to assist students who are in financial and personal need.  Programs include:

  • volunteering time for financial bursaries, and
  • receiving fresh produce, non-perishable food, hygienic supplies and other household essentials.
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