Paying for College

Do you know what your funding options are?

NBCC has financial assistance information to point you in the right direction. Contact an Aboriginal Student Advisor to learn about the many funding, scholarship and bursary opportunities available for Aboriginal students.

Here are a few more options:

Contact your First Nations Education Department to see if funding is available. Do you live off reserve? If so, contact New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council (NBAPC) (506) 458-8422 or toll free at (800) 442-9789 to make an appointment with an Employment Counsellor. Or contact Training Skills and Development by phone at (506) 453-2377 to make an appointment with an Employment Counsellor.

Funding Sources

Student Financial Services
Loans, grants and bursaries are available to help you access and pay for post-secondary education.

National Student Loans Service Centre
The National Student Loans Service Centre provides information and details about your student loans.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada supports Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:

  • improve social well-being and economic prosperity;
  • develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and
  • participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development – to the benefit of all Canadians.

Aboriginal Workforce Development Initiative (AWDI)
AWDI represents the next stage in the development of a self-sufficient Aboriginal workforce in New Brunswick that are full participants and beneficiaries of the provincial economy. AWDI recently experienced tremendous achievements as part of the ASEP initiative in NB within Forestry, Energy, Natural Resources, Construction, Manufacturing and Environmental Technology. AWDI has now expanded into the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)
AFOA is the centre for excellence and innovation in Aboriginal finance and management. AFOA is the only organization in Canada that focuses on the capacity development and day to day needs of those Aboriginal professionals who are working in all areas of finance and management – today's leaders and those of the future.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards are part of Canada Post's Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program.

Indspire has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

RBC Royal Bank Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

Canadian Federation of University Women's Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Resident of Westmorland, Kent or Albert County
  • 23 years or older
  • Entering second year of Post Secondary if attending NBCC

Applications are available in the Counsellor's Office or Wabanaki Center in Moncton, or www.cfuwmoncton.ca