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Going to university requires a significant financial investment: tuition fees, services fees, books and supplies, living expenses. It all adds up. Fortunately, there are many forms of financial assistance available. Let us help you prepare for the financial demands of a university education.

Scholarships, awards and bursaries

As a MacEwan University student, you are eligible for a number of scholarships, awards and bursaries. Some are open to all students; others are program specific or for Indigenous students only. Contact kihêw waciston's student advisors or browse through our online database to find out which ones you are eligible for.


Some scholarships and awards require confirmation of your Indigenous ancestry. You can add your document easily by viewing the instructions in the Declare Indigenous Ancestry section of the Personal Information page.


Indigenous student funding

Band, settlement and regional council funding are some of the most common sources of funding for First Nations, Métis, Inuit and northern students. As well, funding can be accessed through government initiatives and non-profit organizations.

kihêw waciston’s student advisors can help you figure out the processes and requirements for applying for and receiving funding—or we can direct you to someone who has the answers. The following websites are a good starting point for learning about funding opportunities for your post-secondary education.

Balance the books with some helpful advice

Band funding and student loans. Budgeting and bursaries. Check in with kihêw waciston advisors first or speak directly to MacEwan's financial aid and prospective students advisors for guidance on financial topics.

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