Student Funding Opportunities
A student may be eligible for funding to pursue their education and employment goals. The funding source, criteria and allocations available will vary according to the individual student's need and qualifications.
The federal and provincial governments jointly offer students financial assistance for post-secondary education. Applications and detailed funding information can be found at Student Loans website.
A student with a permanent disability may also be eligible for a Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. You may also speak with a local advisor for more information.
Canada Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities
If you are a student with a permanent disability enrolled in a program at Cumberland College, you may be eligible to receive the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. Check out the Government of Saskatchewan website for details on how to benefits and how to apply. You may also speak with your local advisor.
A student with a permanent disability may be eligible for a Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. You may speak with a local advisor for more information.
Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
These are non-repayable financial assistance options awarded to eligible students who are pursuing post-secondary education. The selection criteria vary according to area of study, academic average, financial need, community involvement and/or attendance. Details and applications regarding Saskatchewan government awards can be found at Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries. There are also many websites that link students to other award possibilities.
Remember to also apply to the College Awards program
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Grants available to Saskatchewan Residents
Education Training Incentive
Support may be available for learners in Adult Basic Education and workforce development initiatives, through the Saskatchewan Income Support and Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disabilities programs and the Education Training Incentive (ETI). Contact your Counsellor/Advisor for more information.
Students of Indigenous Ancestry
Tribal Councils, First Nations Bands and Eastside LIMB often offer funding for students of Indigenous ancestry who are planning to take post-secondary education. Students are encouraged to contact their local band for more information.
Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) is a Saskatchewan–based educational, employment and culture institute serving Métis people across the province. GDI has programs that provide funding for Metis students seeking post-secondary education.
Funding after Graduation
Are you considering a career in the trades? Trades include everything from construction to cooking to hair styling. Apprentices can receive up to $4000 in grants to pay tuition, tools, travel, or other expenses. The Government of Canada offers financial incentives for apprentices and trades persons. There are two types of grants available to apprentices, The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG). Discover more about these incentive grants at Service Canada.
If you are considering apprenticeship in a trade, visit Saskatchewan Apprenticeship for information on how to get started.
Graduate Retention Program (GRP)
You may be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $20,000! The Graduate Retention Program rewards graduates for building their future in Saskatchewan by providing a refund up to $20,000 of tuition fees. To be eligible, you have to live in Saskatchewan and file a Saskatchewan income tax return. Learn more program criteria at the Ministry of Advanced Education.
Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
As a nurse or nurse practitioner working in a Saskatchewan community of 100,000 or less, you could receive up to $4000 per year in Saskatchewan Student Loan forgiveness to a maximum of $20,000 over 5 years. Learn more at the Ministry of Advanced Education.