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Financial Coaching

Bow Valley College students can get free, confidential financial advice from an unbiased coach:

  • Take control of your money
  • Manage your budget (sample budget)
  • Save for unexpected expenses 
  • Understand bank accounts and fees 
  • Manage debt 
  • Learn the best use of credit cards
  • Build your financial wellness
 

Matched Savings Programs

Earn while you learn! You can earn up to $600 in matched savings while learning tips to help you manage your money and save. Improve your money management skills, save $20, $30, $40, or $50 each month during the semester and we match your savings 3 times. Spend your savings and the bursary (award) on tuition, books and materials for your classes, a laptop, debt repayment, childcare, your children's education (RESP), or emergency savings. Do you have questions about Matched Savings? Contact us at financialcoach@bowvalleycollege.ca

Matched Savings Bursary

This is a 4-month program (1 semester) for eligible domestic Bow Valley College students. The program is offered in Winter (January to April), Spring (May to August), and Fall (September to December) semesters. Participants attend money management workshops scheduled throughout the semester. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing. Apply at the Student Awards Portal.

  
Seasons of Saving

This is a 4-month (1 semester) culturally-appropriate program for eligible First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bow Valley College students. The program is offered in Winter (January to April), Spring (May to August), and Fall (September to December) semesters. Students participate in Seasons of Savings offered throughout the semester. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing.

 

Financial Fitness

Are you ready to get fit? These short workshops give you a chance to explore your financial fitness and set-up a financial workout routine that meets your needs. It is recommended that you participate in both workshops to maximize the benefits of the sessions. Click here to register.

Spring 2022 Schedule 
Date Time Workshop
Monday, May 16, 2022  2:30 - 3:45pm  Financial Fitness 1
Monday, May 30, 2022 2:30 - 3:45pm Financial Fitness 2
Friday, June 17, 2022 2:30 - 3:45pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, June 24, 2022 2:30 - 3:45pm Financial Fitness 2
Monday, July 11, 2022 2:30 - 3:45pm Financial Fitness 1
Monday, July 18, 2022 2:30 - 3:45pm Financial Fitness 2
 

Financial Boot Camps

Get a head start on school by managing your money and finances. In our boot camps offered during New Student Orientation, you can learn about budgeting, banking, credit, and tips for saving money. 

 

Tax Time

Watch for special events in February and March to get you ready for tax season:

  • Guest speakers and workshops
  • Information about tax filing
  • Tax clinics

For information about resources available visit our Tax Time page.

 

Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Watch for special events, guest speakers, and other financial education activities. To learn about financial literacy in Canada, check out the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.


Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 – 6 Avenue SE
First floor, South building Campus
403-410-1440
learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca
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Hours of operation
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

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