If you need help paying for school, there are plenty of financial aid options available to you. Many awards go unallocated because no one applies for them. Watch as third-year student Taylor walks you through the process of finding and applying for financial aid.

  • $21 million

    Value of scholarships and bursaries awarded each year

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    $2.5 million

    Value of entrance scholarships awarded to new students each year.

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    $6 million

    Value of bursaries supporting students with financial need.

Scholarships and awards

There are several programs you can take advantage of to help cover the costs of your education:

  • The University of Manitoba distributes millions of dollars each year to new and returning students in the form of scholarships and bursaries.
  • If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for student loans from the federal and provincial governments.
  • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus employment for students with financial need during the school year.
  • You may also qualify for Indigenous-specific funding opportunities like First Nations band funding, Manitoba Metis Federation funding and Manitoba Inuit Association funding

Your finances, your future

"As someone who has lived in a First Nations community, I know the financial struggle of living day to day with little money. EmpoweringU is teaching me how to manage and monitor my money."
– Taylor Galvin, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

The EmpoweringU Financial Wellness Program is available to assist students with setting financial goals, budgeting and debt management. The program includes workshops, speaker sessions and other resources to help you make informed financial decisions to manage the costs of your education.

  • $7,400

    Approximate total cost of first year for domestic students, in Canadian dollars

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    Approximate first year domestic tuition and student fees

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    Approximate annual cost of textbooks and supplies

We're here to help

If you have any questions about paying tuition and fees, or if you'd like to learn more about the scholarships and other funding opportunities available to you, get in touch with us! The Indigenous student recruitment team is here for you. Reach us by email at indigenous_recruitment@umanitoba.ca or by phone at 204‑474‑6398.

Contact us

Indigenous student recruitment
Migizii Agamik
114 Sidney Smith Street
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2