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1 Financial Aid Money Matters

2 Part 1 Costs of Attendance

3 Approximate Costs Tuition $ 5,682 Fees (Health & Dental next slide)$ 824 Residence costs (double room/meal plan) $ 8,137 Books/equipment and supplies $ 1,500 Local travel $ 800 Return travel $ 1,500 Miscellaneous (entertainment, etc.) $ 1,200 Parking Fee$ 81 TOTAL $19,724

4 Health & Dental Plan at UNB ADMINISTERED BY If you have alternate medical coverage and do not wish to remain on the UNB student plan, you can opt-out by visiting the following website: You can choose to opt-out of the dental plan without showing proof of coverage, however this must also be indicated online. A verbal indication that the student wishes to opt-out is not sufficient and will not result in a credit to your University account. (COSTS: Health $137 + Dental $112 = $249) OPT-OUT DEADLINE: September 23, 2011

5 Minimum Payment Due by September 8 th Tuition and Fees ~ Minimum Payment Due by September 8 th ~ All Programs$3, Exceptions to Minimum Payment: Law$4, Engineering$3,892.50

6 Part II Student Funding (Government Loans & Other)

7 GOVERNMENT STUDENT LOAN FUNDING HOW TO APPLY STEP 1 (go to) STEP 2 (click on province of residence) STEP 3 (APPLY!—one application covers both federal/provincial resources—have income tax returns)

8 DIFFERENCE BTW GOV’T STUDENT LOAN & PRIVATE Government student loans Non-government student loans Requirement of a guarantor As a general rule, no Possibly Interest due while in school Full-time students do not pay interest until they have left post secondary education Yes, students pay interest while in school Start date of repayment 6 months after leaving post secondary education (interest will accrue as soon as you are out of school, however) Immediately after receiving the loan Repayment help Forms of help, such as getting a temporary pass on paying principal and interest, are available Varies by loan provider; typically more difficult to access Differences Between Loans

9 New Brunswick Integrated Loan Program Single Student Example ProgramWeekly Maximums # of weeks in ProgramTotal Canada Student Loan$21034$ 7,140 *Canada Student Grant$250 monthly8 months$ 2,000 $100 monthly8 months$ 800 New Brunswick Loan$14034$ 4,760 New Brunswick Bursary$9034$ 3,060 POTENTIAL Student Loan Maximum over traditional academic year September, 2011 – April, 2012 $16, 960 – 15, 760

10 Nova Scotia Student Aid Single Student Example ProgramWeekly Maximums# of weeks in programTotal Canada Student Loan$21034$7,140 *Canada Student Grant $250 monthly8 months$ 2,000 $100 monthly8 months$ 800 Nova Scotia Student Loan (up to 20% eligible in grant) Loan/ $11234$3,808 Grant/$4834$1,632 POTENTIAL Student Loan Maximum over traditional academic year September, 2011 – April, 2012 $14, ,380

11 Ontario Integrated Loan Single Student Example ProgramWeekly Maximums# of weeks in Program Total Canada Student Loan/ OSLP $36034$ 12,240 Grants available which may reduce repayable assistance to $7, per academic year (automatic based on financial need)

12 Prince Edward Island Single Student Example ProgramWeekly Maximums# of weeks in Program Total Canada Student Loan$21034$7,140 *Canada Student Grant $250 monthly8 months$ 2,000 $100 monthly8 months$ 800 Prince Edward Island Student Loan $16534$5,610 POTENTIAL Student Loan Maximum over traditional academic year September, 2011 – April, 2012 $14,750 – 13,550

13 Newfoundland & Labrador Single Student Example ProgramWeekly Maximums# of weeks in programTotal Canada Student Loan$21034$ 7,140 *Canada Student Grant $250 monthly8 months$ 2,000 $100 monthly8 months$ 800 Newfoundland Student Loan $6034$ 2,040 Newfoundland Up-Front Grant $8034$ 2,720 POTENTIAL Student Loan Maximum over traditional academic year September, 2011 – April, 2012 $13,900 – 12,700

14 Canada Student Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities $2,000 per year for students who have been assessed as having a permanent disability by their province. Up to $8,000 per school year to cover exceptional education- related costs such as tutors, note-takers, sign interpreters, braillers or technical aids. A separate application is required for this grant. REVIEW PROGRAM:

15 REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE

16 Government of New Brunswick Timely Completion Benefit Eligibility Requirements Graduate from a publically funded post-secondary institution. Graduate from the program of study within the established timelines for the program. Total federal and provincial student loan borrowings in excess of $26,000. Apply for one-time benefit within seven months of graduation. REVIEW PROGRAM: https://www.studentaid.gnb.ca/pdf/atcb-e.pdfhttps://www.studentaid.gnb.ca/pdf/atcb-e.pdf

17 Government of New Brunswick Tuition Rebate Under the New Brunswick Tuition Rebate, anyone, from anywhere in the world, who on or after January 1, 2005, pays tuition, graduates from an eligible post-secondary institution, lives and works in New Brunswick and pays New Brunswick personal income tax, will be eligible for a non-taxable rebate of 50% of their tuition costs with a maximum lifetime rebate of $20,000. REVIEW PROGRAM:

18 Government of Nova Scotia Graduate Tax Credit The Nova Scotia Graduate Tax Credit is available to anyone living and working in Nova Scotia who graduated from an eligible post-secondary program on or after January 1, This credit could reduce your Nova Scotia income taxes by $1,000 in 2006 and 2007 and by $2,000 in 2008 and later years. REVIEW PROGRAM:

19 FEDERAL Government Repayment Assistance Plan The Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP) is available to borrowers who are having difficulty paying back their student loan debt. The Plan makes it easier for student loan borrowers to manage their debt by paying back what they can reasonably afford. REVIEW PROGRAM:

20 National Student Loan Service Centre National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) Public Service Division TEL: WEB SITE: https://nslsc.canlearn.ca/eng/default.aspxhttps://nslsc.canlearn.ca/eng/default.aspx

21 Part III Finding Money and Resources!

22 UNBF Great Computer Give-Away Program UNB’s Financial Aid Office, Student Union and IT Department participate in a “computer draw program” annually. In the fall of 2011, reconditioned computers will be provided to this needs-based program by UNB’s IT Department. Eligibility is restricted to full-time UNBF undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Students must also be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 and over from the most recent assessment year or 1 st year entry to UNB) to be eligible for program consideration.

23 UNB Work-Study Program Work-Study is a subsidized employment program designed to assist financially needy students with the high costs associated with post-secondary study. Students work up to a maximum of 10 hours per week at a standard wage of $10.71 per hour. Please contact UNB’s Financial Aid Office ( ) starting end of August, 2011 to set up an appointment for a “Needs Assessment” and review program eligibility.

24 UNB Special Bursary Program Students may be eligible for up to $1,000 in bursary assistance if they meet the following criteria: 1.Undergraduate Canadian citizen (or domestic student) 2.Registered at UNBF on a full-time basis 3.Have a demonstrated financial need Please contact Financial Aid for further information. Application deadline: November 15, 2011 Applications will be posted to

25 Book Advance Program Personal Advances/Book Advance Program Advances (re-payable) are available to full-time students awaiting forthcoming funds. In order to be eligible for this program, students must present proof ( i.e. copy government loan assessment) to the Financial Aid Office verifying dollar amounts. Please call Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment.

26 Study Abroad Bursary Program Bursaries, valued up to $ 1,500, may be available to full-time students completing an international student abroad program as part of their degree requirement at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton Campus). The award will be contingent on the students’ registration and completion of the student abroad program.

27 AWARDS Encourage your child to review financial options and resources by applying for scholarships/bursaries through UNB’s Undergraduate Awards Office and UNB’s Financial Aid Office. Scholarships (merit-based) Merit-based Scholarships look at academic standing or grade point average (g.p.a.). Merit-based bursaries also consider financial need. WEB SITE: Bursaries (need-based) Need-based awards consider financial need first and, in some programs, an academic standing of 2.0 and over. WEB SITE:

28 EXTERNAL AWARDS Check out on-line search tools for awards across Canada at the following web sites (this is not an all inclusive list): Don’t forget to check out the valuable Job Search and Career Information located on UNBF’s Student Employment Services web site:

29 Financial Consent Parents, guardians, spouses & other 3 rd parties require consent from the student for whom they wish to access account information to make tuition and fee payments. How to access the eServices screen: 1) Log on to your student eServices 2) Select ‘Financial’ tab located at the top of the screen 3) Select ‘Financial Consent’ on the left hand side of the screen.

30 FINANCIAL AID OFFICE CONTACTS: Shelley Clayton or Kelly Waugh Director Financial Aid Officer Location: C.C. Jones Student Services Centre, 1 st floor, 26 Bailey Drive Tel (506) /Fax (506) Web site:


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