Bow Valley College is committed to empowering all learners to succeed in their education and life. We realize Indigenous students may face unique financial barriers. There are options available and we’re here to help.
If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit prospective student, you may be eligible for funding while attending Bow Valley College. We want you to succeed and thrive while on your educational journey and we understand that accessibility to education is crucial and can often seem difficult to navigate. You’re not alone.
Application fee waiver for Indigenous applicants
Each applicant of Indigenous ancestry is entitled to two free-of-charge admissions applications per academic year: one to a college certificate or diploma program, and one for high school upgrading where required to gain admission to a credit program. The applicant may elect which application will receive the application fee waiver(s) by requesting it through an online form. Once the waiver is applied, it is deemed “used” and cannot be transferred, reversed, or carried-forward. The fee waiver request must be made within thirty days of the application being submitted.
The applicant must still qualify for admission (such as by academic transcripts or admissions testing) and is responsible for payment of confirmation deposits, tuition, and other fees. The Registrar’s Office maintains a master list of fee waivers used each year and will notify students who exceed two requests per year. This PDF document explains the process and guidelines.
Funding information for Indigenous students
Below you can find information and useful links related to funding opportunities. We also have a PDF download available that lists Funding Sources for Indigenous Students.
Download the list here
If you need to know how to determine your banding for Indigenous funding options we have put together a quick guide which you may also find useful.
View the banding quick guide