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Financial Coaching

Bow Valley College students can get free, confidential financial advice from an unbiased Financial Coach and Indigenous Financial 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

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 8 money management workshops scheduled throughout the semester (11 hours) and earn 11 hours towards their co-curricular record. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing. Apply at the student awards portal and schedule an interview with the program facilitator at

Semester  Application Deadline
 Winter (January to April)  December 1
 Spring (May to August)  April 1
 Fall (September to December)  August 1
Seasons of Saving

This is a 4-month (1 semester) culturally appropriate program for eligible First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bow Valley College students. This is an online, self-paced program offered in Winter (January to April), Spring (May to August), and Fall (September to December) semesters. Students complete 4 online money management modules (10 hours) throughout the semester, participate in Sharing Circles, and earn 10 hours towards their co-curricular record. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing. For more information contact us at 


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.

Winter 2023 Schedule 
Date Time Workshop
Friday, January 27 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, February 3 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 2
Monday, February 27 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Monday, March 6 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 2
Friday, March 24 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, March 31 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 2

Help! Managing Your Money on Campus

This is a student-lead event offered in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE). Please visit the CFEE website at to learn more about their work. Click here to register

Winter 2023 Schedule
Date Time Presentation
Tuesday, January 31   4:30 - 6:00pm

A Newcomers Guide to Canadian Finances

  • Overview of banking and credit,
  • Personal tax systems,
Tuesday, February 14  4:30 - 6:00pm

 Living a Financial Healthy Life

  • Develop a healthy attitude towards money,
  • Budgeting and goal setting.
 Tuesday, March 7  4:30 - 6:00pm

 How to Pay for School

  • Prepare financially for post-secondary education,
  • Long-term considerations.


Let's Get Real

Test your knowledge about finances or chat with a Financial Coach at this pop-up event. Look for our Financial Coaches around campus. Dates, times, and locations will be posted in the student eNews.

Winter 2023 Schedule
Date Time Location
 TBD  12:00 - 1:00pm  TBD
TBD  12:00 - 1:00pm  TBD
 TBD  12:00 - 1:00pm  TBD


Financial Empowerment 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.



Bow Valley College Financial Wellness Workbook

Momentum Online Money Management Courses.

Momentum QUBER Savings App.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada website.

Prosper Canada Benefits Wayfinder tool.


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