Financial Aid

Book an Appointment
If you need help booking an appointment or if you have questions, you can email or call 587-390-6277 to set up an appointment (phone, video, and in-person options available).

Tuition and Fees Cost Estimator

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 meet with a Financial Aid Advisor for assistance with your student loan. 

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

Student Loan Information Sessions

For detailed information about student loans please attend one of our student loan information sessions, offered bi-weekly.

To register, please email

Frequently Asked Questions & Other Resources

For Financial Aid (i.e. Student Loans and Grants) FAQs, click here.

Use our Guide to Studies Information to help you complete your Financial Aid application correctly.

Check out our Financial Aid Quick Facts for information at a glance.

Not sure how to complete your Loan Agreements? We can help!

Our Loan Repayment Guide will help you understand how it works.

Indigenous Funding

If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit student, you may be eligible for funding. We have more information available here. Or you can 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

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 for more information.

Financial Coaching

Book and appointment with our Financial Coach for budget, banking, credit, debt, and savings advice.

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
  • Debt repayment

Once you’re part of the program, you’ll also attend money management workshops to learn useful personal finance skills.

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Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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