Financial information

In just a few year’s time, three quarters of all new job openings in Canada will require postsecondary education.

We’re here to help you plan for your future

Students will be more likely to be employed and to earn more than those who have not continued their studies beyond secondary school, which confirms that a college education is a good investment of time and money.

Financial planning is an integral part of preparing for your postsecondary studies. Determining what your expenses and sources of income will be is just as crucial to a positive Cambrian College experience as researching your intended program of study, visiting the campus, and meeting with academic personnel beforehand.

Scholarships and bursaries

For information on how to apply for awards offered through the Cambrian Foundation and grants offered through the Government of Ontario, please visit Scholarships and bursaries.

Government loans

Government loan programs are available to you if you demonstrate financial need. If you plan on attending or will be attending Cambrian College, get more information on applying for government student loans.

For all inquiries relating to your application, please visit the Enrolment Centre or contact us by phone 705-566-8101 extension 3003 or 1-800-461-7145, or by email at Do not contact OSAP directly, as they will refer you to us.

Institutional Special Bursary Program

This bursary provides you with assistance if you’re only able to study on a part-time basis (and not a full-time basis) due to either the accommodation of a disability or if you have children who are under the age of 12 and require childcare. It is designed to help you obtain your first post-secondary credential, i.e. a diploma or certificate.  To be considered for this bursary, you must be studying part-time (enrolled in a 20-59% course load) and be considered low-income as defined by your annual gross income and family size.

The bursary can cover the costs of tuition, compulsory fees, books/supplies, travel, and childcare (if necessary). The bursary is non-repayable.

If you’re considering applying for this bursary, the Financial Aid Specialist can provide more information about the requirements and the Enrolment Centre can help you determine your eligibility.

Crown Ward Grant
(100% Tuition Aid for Youth Leaving Care)

In a joint initiative, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and Cambrian College, have partnered to offer current or former Crown Wards free tuition of up to $6,000 per academic year.

You can be considered for this grant as per the information provided on your OSAP application. In order to be eligible for this grant, your OSAP application must be complete and have your confirmation of enrolment processed.  You must also remain registered full-time.

OSAP will assess you for the first portion of your Grant through one of three grants of the Ontario Access Grant (Year 1 or Year 2), the Ontario Access Grant for Crown Wards or the Ontario Tuition Grant (or a combination thereof).  Cambrian will provide you with the additional portion that OSAP does not cover (up to $3,000).  Please note that this is for the tuition portion only and does not include compulsory fees or late fees.  The Grant is delivered in bursary format and payable in equal amounts based on the number of terms you’re here, i.e. if the Grant amount is $1,500, you get $750 each term for a two-term program, or $500 each term for a three-term program.

You do not need to apply for this grant, you will automatically be considered based on your OSAP application.

Other helpful links

CanLearn (National Student Loans Service Centre)
Yconic (formerly Student Awards)
Scholarships Canada
Financial Planning