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Financial Coaching


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

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


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, tips for saving money and fraud prevention.


Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Watch for special events, guest speakers, and other financial education activities. Get tools and resources to check up on your financial health at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.


Indigenous Financial Empowerment

Bow Valley College provides culturally appropriate money management services and programs to support Indigenous students with their financial wellness. Meet with an Indigenous Financial Coach to work on your personal financial goals, attend workshops, or participate in the Seasons of Saving program. For more information contact Indigenous Financial Coach.

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Winter 2024 Schedule
Date Time Topic
Tuesday, January 23 12:00 - 2:0pm

Our home is sacred: How environment impacts our spending.

Focus: Planning, budgeting, and cycles.

Monday, February 12 12:00 - 2:00pm

Increase your net worth with self-worth: The five asset areas.

Focus: Five asset areas. 

Monday, February 26 12:00 - 2:00pm

Change your habits, change your life!

Focus: Consumerism, banking, and credit.

Monday, March 11 12:00 - 2:00pm

Medicine Wheel teachings: Breaking cycles and finding balance.

Focus: Spending habits and behaviors.

Monday, April 8 12:00 - 2:00pm

Your time and energy are an investment. 

Focus: Budgeting and consumerism.


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 (no academic probation, no outstanding fees). Schedule an interview with the program facilitator before applying at the student awards portal.

Application Deadline Program Offered
August 1 Fall (September to December)
December 1 Winter (January to April)
April 1 Spring (May to August)
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 (no academic probation, no outstanding fees). For more information contact Indigenous Financial Coach


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.


Bow Valley College Financial Wellness Workbook

Momentum Online Money Management Courses.

Momentum QUBER Savings App.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Money and Finances.

Prosper Canada Benefits Wayfinder tool.

Alberta Securities Commission Check First.

Utilities Consumer Advocate.

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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m


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