Financing my studies
Starting university with a financial plan in place will leave you free to focus on your studies instead of worrying about your bank account. To develop this plan, you’ll need to take the time to create a personal budget and look for different sources of funding based on your student profile. The Bureau des bourses et de l’aide financière de l’Université Laval can help you with this process.
Read on to learn more about the financial resources available to help you diversify your sources of income and make a realistic plan for your studies. If you already have the resources you need, you can start building a financial cushion for emergencies or save up for a personal project.
For all students
Working part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer has many advantages:
- Gives you financial autonomy
- Helps you avoid excessive debt
- Provides valuable work experience
- Allows you to develop new skills and build a network of contacts
- Encourages time management and proper scheduling
The Placement Service at Université Laval can help you find a job, whether related to your field of study or not.
For all students
Remember that scholarships are different from government loans and bursaries. You may be eligible for a scholarship even if you don’t qualify for the student loans and bursaries program. Scholarships are not awarded exclusively for academic excellence. In fact, there are a multitude of scholarships available, with different eligibility criteria established by the donors.
Add scholarships to your favourites!
To optimize your search in the scholarship directory, we recommend the following approach:
- Enter your IDUL and password in the Login tab: You will be able to view all the scholarships that match your profile.
- Add to your favourites any scholarships you may qualify for during your studies: This will save you time and increase your chances of getting a scholarship.
Student Financial Assistance (SFA)
For Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Why choose SFA over other funding sources? Because SFA runs the student loans and bursaries program, a great way to get funding that offers many benefits.
Another available loan option is a line of credit, which allows you to borrow a predefined amount. The table below lays out the key differences between these two types of loans.
Advantages of student loans and bursaries over a line of credit
|Student loans and bursaries||Line of credit|
|Interest during your studies||The government pays the interest while you’re studying full time||You pay the interest during your studies or have it added to your debt|
|Application process||No credit check||Credit check required|
||The full amount must be repaid after your studies|
The student loans and bursaries program is very simple and everything is online. It can make a real difference in helping you pay for your education. Confirm your eligibility and complete the online application today to find out how much assistance you can receive based on your situation.
Sources of funding according to your student profile
The team at Bureau des bourses et de l’aide financière de l’Université Laval offers comprehensive services to help you find funding for your studies. To facilitate your search, we have identified potential funding sources based on your legal status and your level of study.