Use the Cost Estimator to determine your finances to attend Bow Valley College. Select your program, estimate your monthly expenses and sources of income, and the app will determine if you have sufficient funds.
Financial aid advising
You can see a financial aid advisor for student loan assistance. Make an appointment at Learner Success Services (South campus, first floor) or by calling 403-410-1440.
You can see a financial coach for budget, banking, credit, debt, and savings advice. Click here for more information.
Student loans and grants
If you’re a full-time or part-time student taking a post-secondary career certificate or diploma program, you may be eligible for Canada or Alberta government loans and grants. For information and to apply, go to studentaid.alberta.ca.
For detailed information about student loans please take a look at our Financial Aid video.
If you still have questions please attend one of our student loan information sessions, offered weekly. Click here for more information.
If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit student, you may be eligible for funding. Visit the Government of Canada website to find out more.
Student line of credit
Contact your bank directly to find out more about getting a line of credit.
Third party sponsorship
Financial help from other sources is called third-party sponsorship and includes parents, employers, bands, associations, churches, and other groups. This is an option for both full-time and part-time students.
Windmill Microlending can provide loans of up to $10,000 to pay for the Canadian licensing or training you need to get back to your field of work in Canada. This is an option for both full-time and part-time students. Visit windmillmicrolending.org for more information.
Matched savings program
If you qualify for the Matched Savings Bursary program, you can save up to $50 per month for four months, and receive a maximum bursary of $600 to spend on some education-related expenses, including:
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies
Childcare costs while in school
Computer, laptop, or iPad
Once you’re part of the program, you’ll also attend money management workshops to learn useful personal finance skills.