National, Provincial and Local Bursaries
The Canada Student Loan Program
The Canada Student Loan Program is administered by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Awards are based upon financial need. Financial resources of both the parents/guardians and the student are taken into consideration when determining the amount the student will receive.
You are asked to keep the working copies of your PREVIOUS YEAR`S Income Tax Return as information on these forms may be required to include on your application for financial assistance. Loan application forms are available online in late April. You are also encouraged to apply online by visiting the web site for Student Loans at www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca .
Please note that you do not have to have a letter of acceptance to make application. You are advised to read very carefully and thoroughly the information booklet which will be enclosed with your application form. For additional information you may call toll free to the Student Assistance Office 1-800-565-8420 or by facsimile at 902-424-0540 or write to the following address:
Department of Education, Student Assistance, PO Box 2290, Halifax Central, Halifax, NS B3J 3C8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office is located at the Trade Mart Building, 2021 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS.
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Financial counsellors are available to assist you to complete the application forms and to answer any questions and/or concerns that you may have.
Some of the major banks have student financial assistance programs. You may wish to consult with these financial institutions for more detailed information.
These are websites and resources that you should consider in doing your scholarhsip search. Once you sign into one of these sites, you can use your username and password on ALL the other sites.
CanLearn.ca - The Government of Canada Website.
ScholarshipsCanada.com/altfin/provloan.asp - A link to all the provincial student loan websites.
Fastweb.com - A free website for US scholarships.
SchoolFinder.com - information on Canadiancolleges and universities (and high schools) .
Career-College.com - information on Canadian career colleges.
studyinCanada.com - Information on Canadian schools for international students.
Gradschoolfinder.com - information on Canadian graduate schools.
languageschoolfinder.com - information on language schools.
books4exchange.com - a website where you buy and sell used textbooks.
Canadian banks - for bank loans and lines of credit.