Paying for College

A college education is a smart investment in your future, but your studies, not your finances, should be your first priority.

There are various financial support options available that can help you pay for college. Below are some of the financial aid options that you can apply for.

Student Loans

Both the Provincial/Territorial Government and the Government of Canada work together to provide student financial assistance. Loans, grants, and bursaries are available to help you access and pay for post-secondary education. With one application, you will be considered for student financial assistance from both the Provincial/Territorial Government and the Government of Canada. 

Students will be assessed for two kinds of funding:  student loan funds that must be repaid and grants and bursaries that do not need to be repaid.

Training and Skills Development (TSD)

The Training and Skills Development (TSD) program has been introduced to ensure that case-managed individuals, whose employment action plan identifies skill development as being necessary, have access to funding to assist them in achieving their goals and allow them to quickly return to work. Learn more about the TSD program.


To help employers recruit and retain individuals in certain occupations, WorkingNB offers flexibility in funding for occupational training through the Labour Force Training Program as a temporary measure. To find out more about this program please contact your local WorkingNB office.

Sponsored Student

Students who are having their tuition and fees paid by an agency, an employer or a First Nations must submit a completed NBCC Sponsored Student Financial Information form (pdf) before their program/course start to have their sponsor invoiced. Completed forms are to be forwarded to

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