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Have questions about awards?

View our undergraduate awards FAQ page 

Maintaining interest-free status for federal student loans

The Government of Canada has suspended the accumulation of interest on Canada student loans until March 31, 2023.

Students don't need to confirm enrolment to maintain interest free status. Note: this doesn't apply to students who wish to postpone repayment.

Additionally, students don't need to submit a request to remain interest-free for the spring/summer months if they intend to return to their studies in the fall. The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) automatically grants every student a six-month grace period upon the completion of their studies. Log in to your NSLSC account to review the latest information on your repayment terms. If you want to make further changes, you can customize your payment terms anytime.

Learn more about the loan interest update »

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Your money

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Get smart about money

Want to learn how to make a budget, save money, or manage your debt?

View online financial resources »

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November is financial literacy month

View resources and articles that will help you learn about good versus bad debt and how to manage your money in a changing world

Visit the federal government's website »

Get financially prepared for your international adventure

Are you doing an exchange/study abroad program?

Participating in an out-going exchange? Learn how the funding application process differs from when you apply while studying on campus. 

Get financially prepared for your international adventure »

Funding your education

You'll likely use a variety of sources to cover the costs of attending university. This might include awards, scholarships, bursaries, RESPs, money from your family, a part-time job or student loans. 

Tuition and Fees

Learn about the mandatory and optional costs that are included in your tuition and general fees. 

Your tuition and fees

Awards and Scholarships

A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to UCalgary students, both through the university and from external sources.

About awards and scholarships

Student Loans

Government student loans and grants are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are studying full- or part-time. You'll apply through your home province or territory of residence.  

More about student loans

Undergraduate Awards — Financing Your Education

Awards can reduce the cost of your education, lightening the financial burden of student loans and tuition, but they can also be so much more. It’s recognition; it's also a relief and joy. In this video, you’ll see how awards impacted UCalgary students Grace Webber, Angela Situ and Marcus Gee.

Wondering how much your degree will cost? Create a customized estimate with our online cost estimator.