Financial Aid Terms You May Need to Know

Financial aid for postsecondary education comes in many forms: grants, bursaries, scholarships, etc. And sometimes these terms are used interchangeably. Below is a list of financial aid terms and their definitions that students and parents may find helpful: Academic award: An academic award may be granted in monetary or gift form. Bursary: A bursary is […]

Open House! — And 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend

In the fall many universities and colleges hold Open House Days, Preview Days, or Campus Tour Days — while the names of the events may vary, the purpose is the same: to highlight their campus! (If you would like the Fall 2017 ONTARIO University Open House Schedule, enter your email address in the top right […]

How to Help Your Child Pay for Postsecondary Education: First Year Debt-Free

As the parent of two children in university, the recent release of Statistics Canada’s newest figures on tuition fees is of interest to me. The average tuition fees for fulltime students in undergraduate programs in Canada is $6,373 with the lowest tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labrador ($2,759) and the highest in Ontario ($8,114). Tuition […]

It’s Time to Start Thinking about the Costs of Postsecondary Education

Hi everyone! It’s the beginning of the school year! Students in Grade 12 will be thinking about their plans after graduation, and many of those plans will include postsecondary education. So parents, it’s imperative to start thinking about the costs involved in higher education if you haven’t already been planning for it (no RESPs?), or […]

Explore Opportunities to Enhance Your Application

It is now May. Spring is here and graduation is just around the corner. However, graduating students: Don’t stop looking for scholarships yet! There are scholarships with deadlines in the months of May and June. And for those of you heading into Grade 12 in the fall, you may be thinking of starting your own […]