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. Two recent funding programs for New Brunswick residents include:

The Tuition Relief for the Middle Class (TRMC) Program is a new non-repayable provincial bursary offering increased upfront financial assistance. The goal of the TRMC program is to ensure that a portion of tuition costs are covered for students with family incomes above $60,000.

The Free Tuition Program is designed to help post-secondary students by providing more upfront bursary funding to students from families who have a gross family income of $60,000 or less.

With one application, you will be considered for student financial assistance from both the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada and able to access many funding opportunities.

To apply or for information, contact:

Student Financial Services

Student Loan Repayment FAQ


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 and Success
NBCCD will be offering both entry and retention scholarships and bursaries in the following four categories: Indigenous Learners, Low-Income Earners, First Generation Post-Secondary Learners, Persons With Disabilities.

For further information, click here.

NBCC Foundation Awards
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:

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation – NBCCD Bursary
Awarded to a student in the Advanced Studio Practice Program, the recipient must demonstrate proven skills in craft or design and exemplify excellence in his or her field of study, coupled with a history of academic achievement. The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is mandated to promote excellence in the visual arts of New Brunswick.

For further information, see:

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.

2018 Fred Ross Scholarship Application Guidelines
The Fred Ross Scholarship, valued at $8000, is available to a graduating New Brunswick student entering post secondary studies in visual art or fine craft at a recognized institution.  The 2018 Application Deadline for the Fred Ross Scholarship is March 1, 2018.

For further information, click here.

NB Proud Awards
Opportunities NB is committed to creating new wealth and opportunities to help talented people stay in New Brunswick. ONB will present 12 awards valued at $1,000 each in June 2018. Apply by May 01.

For further information, click here.

MCAF Newcomer Scholarship
The Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc. (MCAF) is pleased to invite newcomers/immigrants to apply for the MCAF Newcomer Scholarship 2018. The MCAF Newcomer Scholarship Fund is designed to assist newcomers to Canada with their post-secondary education. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2018.

For further information, click here.

CFUW 100th Anniversary Scholarship
This is a one time, $1000.00 award. The award will be given to a female student at NBCCD who is a resident of New Brunswick, and will take into account academic achievement and financial need.

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.

PETL Gender Equality Scholarship
The Gender Equality Scholarship is part of the Women's Equality Branch of the Province of New Brunswick. The Scholarship Program is intended to encourage students entering their first year at a New Brunswick college, who want to seek a non-traditional career where participation by their gender has been limited. Any occupations in which a gender makes up less than 25% of the total workforce are considered "non-traditional."

For further information, click here. 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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