Once you start thinking seriously about university, the first question you ask yourself might be, “How am I going to pay for this?!” It’s a valid question – university is a big investment. However, not only is it an investment that will undoubtedly pay off in the future, it’s one that, with the right planning and resources, you can absolutely manage!
First, take a moment to complete this short quiz - you may be surprised at some of the answers!
Tuition, fees, supplies (e.g. text books), and living costs vary from university to university, and from province to province. Check individual university websites for information on current costs, as they will often change slightly year-to-year. If you’re considering a university outside your home province, make sure to check the out-of-province fees for the university you’re considering. Here’s an outline of costs at Queen’s University.
After assessing the costs, you might feel overwhelmed – don’t be! Start by filling out a student financial planner to get a sense of your costs. Then, make an appointment with a student financial advisor at your chosen university to discuss your options. There are lots of resources out there to help you financially. While your parents may be able to contribute to your education costs, or you might have personal savings from part-time or summer jobs, here are some other resources to explore.