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The University of Lethbridge offers a wide range of scholarships and awards that can be used to defray your education costs. Awards are granted based on academic achievement and other factors (e.g., financial need, leadership potential, community involvement, artistic ability). In most cases, to be considered for scholarships and awards you must apply using the online application:
If you will require financial aid, you should apply prior to the semester in which assistance will be required. Processing an application for government student loans can take six to eight weeks. You should apply for a student loan even if you have not yet registered for your classes. Contact Scholarships and Student Finance for assistance when completing the application.
Please read the enclosures when you receive your loan certificates (by mail). Some loan certificates may be automatically confirmed as well as tuition for the current semester committed to be paid from the loan. If you have a confirmed loan certificate, the next step for you is to take the loan certificate with government issued picture ID, Social Insurance Number card, and banking information to a designated Post Office. Unconfirmed loan certificates must be brought to Scholarships and Student Finance to be processed (the confirmation of enrolment section must be completed by the school before you can receive the loan).
Application forms are available for pickup at Scholarships and Student Finance, or if you would like an application mailed to you, contact the Provincial Student Assistance Office in the province of which you are a resident. Many of the provinces now have their applications available online and can be accessed through www.uleth.ca/ross/student_finance/loans.html .
Scholarships and Student Finance
Counselling Services offers free, confidential personal, career, and academic counselling to all University of Lethbridge students. They can assist you with career/educational concerns, developing study skills, managing anxiety, and any other personal issues with which you may be struggling. You are encouraged to make an appointment to speak with a counsellor before a situation becomes overwhelming.
The Disabilities Resource Centre can support your request for special registration, classroom accommodation, and exam accommodation. Once you have been accepted for Admission to the University, the Disabilities Resource Centre must receive documentation of your disability along with the recommended accommodations. Potential physical access problems should also be brought to the attention of the Disabilities Resource Centre. Every effort will be made to alert the appropriate university personnel.
The International Centre for Students offers assistance to University of Lethbridge students from other countries. The International Student Advisor (email@example.com | 403-329-2053 | International Centre, SU040) provides international students with ongoing support and advice in all matters, including academic and personal concerns, immigration, on and off campus employment regulations, cultural transition, housing, and financial issues.
The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union provides an affordable health and dental insurance plan to help students maintain a basic level of health and wellness while pursuing their studies. Full-time students are automatically registered in the plan, and part-time students and family members may add on to the plans. To add on to the plans please contact the Health & Dental Plan Administrator at the Students’ Union office (SU180) or call 403-329-2039.
For more information regarding the benefits of the health and dental plans, see www.ulsu.ca or contact the Health & Dental Plan Administrator at 403-329-2039.
The Students’ Union Health/Dental Plan is mandatory for all full-time students. Students covered under an alternate extended health/dental insurance plan may opt out of the ULSU benefit plan. The Students' Union Health/Dental Plan is extended coverage and it supplements provincial health care. Thus, provincial coverage is not acceptable proof when opting out.
Opt-out is an annual process. Students who opt out in the Fall are opted out for the year. January opt-out is for new students and students upgrading from part-time to full-time status. Full-time students are students registered in three or more classes. Part-time students do not need to opt out as they are not automatically placed on the health and dental plans.
To opt out, students must submit an opt-out form and provide proof of alternate coverage prior to the opt-out deadline (see below). The online Health & Dental Opt-Out form is available on the Bridge, under the Registrar’s Office and Student Services tab. Alternatively, students can opt-out at the Students’ Union office (SU180).
For more information regarding opt-out, see the Students' Union website at www.ulsu.ca.