Tuesday, 20 September 2016

RRU Joins HigherEdPoints


Do you collect Aeroplan® Miles or TD points? Now you can use your points to help pay for school!
Royal Roads University has joined HigherEdPoints. Through this program students can redeem points to use towards tuition. Family and friends can even donate their points to you. Here’s what your points can give you…
62,000 TD Points = $250 tuition credit
35,000 Aeroplan® Miles = $250 tuition credit
People can also donate directly to Royal Roads University. These points will go into the Area of Greatest Need Fund, which helps our most vulnerable students through creating emergency bursaries and stocking the shelves of the RRU Food Bank.
Redeeming points is simple. Check out HigherEdPoints.com for instructions.
Royal Roads University is also fundraising for students in need through the Beyond Miles program. Donate as few as 1,000 Aeroplan® Miles to help support Royal Roads students during times of critical financial need.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Detour Ahead: How Changes to Your Studies Can Affect Funding Eligibility


When I was a kid my family took a lot of road trips. On these trips it was often the detours that led to the best adventures; a hidden ice cream shop or picnic area, a water park, strange roadside attractions…
Like any good road trip, your education may take a detour as well. Some detours are unexpected, yet necessary, like taking time off for health or family reasons. Others are a conscious choice, like taking a break from school for a job or travel opportunity you just can’t pass up.
Detours in your education can affect your eligibility for certain funding programs. Here are some important things to know if you’re approaching a potential detour.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Solving the Mystery of Full time Student Loan Eligibility in BC

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Maintaining program eligibility for full-time student loans shouldn't be a mystery. If your target student population is relying on student loans to fund their education, these are the important factors of program eligibility worth considering before making major changes and potentially losing that funding source.  

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

2016 Career Development Day



Here at the RRU Financial Aid & Awards Blog we’re all about financial planning. Making a good income is, of course, a big part of any financial plan, which is why we’re excited to announce RRU’s annual Career Development Day.

Students are invited to attend this daylong event on Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Royal Roads University. The day will include presentations, panel discussions, a career fair with over 30 employers, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Doctoral Research Scholarships




RRU's Financial Aid & Award team has targeted these major Doctoral research scholarships for which we will provide application and administrative support.  There are lots of other scholarships out there and you can find them through following tips in this blog. Please contact those agencies directly with any questions. They’re the experts regarding their funding program.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Canada-BC Job Grant Reopens for 2016

The Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG) is a cost-sharing program that can help employers off-set the costs of training current or future employees. The CJG will cover up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee—to a maximum of $10,000—and the employer is expected to cover the remaining third.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

RRU Food Bank Moved to the Recreation Centre


The Food Bank is a Student Services initiative that serves our most vulnerable students on campus. Students may visit the Food Bank as often as needed, no questions asked, and may take as much food as they like (within reason).