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Financial Aid and Awards

UFV Bursaries

What is a bursary?

Bursaries are a supplemental source of funding for students with demonstrated financial need.  First consideration is given to students who have exhausted all other types of funding (i.e. government or financial institution funding programs). Students who have not accessed funding may receive bursaries based on the availability of bursary funds.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Demonstrate genuine financial need (as assessed by UFV)
  • Be registered in at least 9 credits (6 credits for student with disabilities) at a post secondary level
  • Show satisfactory academic achievement (2.0 GPA or better)
  • Meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the award guide
  • Provide all required documentation as per eligibility criteria to UFV Financial Aid & Awards

When can I apply?

Students may apply for bursaries each semester they are registered and attending.

SEMESTER APPLICATION DATES (unless otherwise indicated)
Fall  Between September 30 to November 30
Winter Between January 30  to March 15
Summer Between May 30 to June 30
Trades Students Between September 15 to June 30


Where can I apply?

  1.  Log in to your MyUFV account
  2.  Go to FInancial Aid & Awards block and select "Apply for bursary, scholarships, awards and fee deferral"
  3.  You will see a list of applications and dates. Select "Apply"  for the Bursary application for the term
  4.  Complete the questions, budget and award selection 
  5.  Save application then "Mark as complete"

For a complete listing of all UFV Bursaries and other awards, check out our Scholarship, Bursary & Award guide  

What happens after I apply?

After your application has been completed it will have a "PEND"ing status until it is reviewed. Applications are typically assessed within 1- 3 weeks providing it is complete and any required documentation has been submitted. 

Statuses to watch for:

"MD" Missing documentation: If you have listed amounts under "exceptional", "med/dental/optical", "childcare", tuition paid to another institution, etc. you must submit documentation (receipts, estimates). If no documentation is received within 7 business days of you submitting your application, those amounts will not be considered in your assessment.

"HOLD" Applications are put on hold when not all resources have been exhausted (ie: government student loans/grants, student line of credit, etc). These applications will be assessed at the end of the application period based on the availability of funds.

"APPR" Approved. Your application has been approved. Check your student email for details.

"DENY" Denied. Your application has been denied. Check your student email for details.

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