Financial Aid

In Alberta, there are two sources for student loans: Government of Canada and Government of Alberta. You only need to use one application. The decision to allocate funds from the two programs will be made for you. If you are eligible, you may receive both Canada and Alberta Student Loans and you will have multiple loan payments.

Canada Student Loan Program
The Canada Student Loan Program is administered by the province. The loans are interest free while the student attends a designated post-secondary institution full-time. Canada Student Loans are a financial agreement between an individual and the federal government and must be repaid within a defined period of time.

To qualify for funding through the Canada Student Loan Program, a student must be a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), or a Protected Person including Convention Refugees, as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. However, you must apply for a Canada Student Loan through Student Aid Alberta.

Alberta Student Loan Program
This provincial program was implemented to supplement assistance available to post-secondary Alberta students under the Canada Student Loan Program. Loans are based on financial need and are interest free while the student attends a designated post-secondary institution full-time. Alberta Student Loans are a financial agreement between an individual and the Government of Alberta and must be repaid within a defined period of time.

Student Aid Alberta manages the program, processes the loan applications, determines student eligibility and provides funding. Information is available on the Alberta Student Aid website.

Registered Savings Plan
Funds from contributions to a RESP may be used to fund students attending CSBS&C. For more information on the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Student Employment
A limited number of part-time positions are available for students on campus.

Tuition Benefits and Scholarships

The following are descriptions of the tuition benefits and scholarships that are available to students fully admitted in an undergraduate or graduate program at Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College (exception is the Student Spouse Tuition Benefit). Please contact the Business Office for more information.

Applications forms must be submitted to the Business Office by the deadline stated. Late applications will not be accepted.

Tuition Benefits are approved on an annual basis and students must submit an application for each school year by the deadline stated or the benefit will be forfeited.

Scholarships are approved by semester and students must submit an application for fall & spring semesters by the deadlines stated.

Withdrawal from courses that drop the student below the number of credit hours required for that scholarship may result in the student having to repay the money awarded.

Definitions
Full-time student: Registered for 10 credit hours per semester
Fully admitted: Admitted without restrictions

CNBC: Canadian National Baptist Convention
CSBS&C: Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
IMB: International Mission Board
NAMB: North American Mission Board
SBC: Southern Baptist Convention USA

Tuition Benefits

Tuition Benefit for spouses of students fully admitted in a program at CSBS&C. To be eligible to apply for this tuition benefit, the applicant must be the spouse of a student who is fully admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C. The admitted student must be registered for classes in order for the applicant (his or her spouse) to receive this tuition benefit. The applicant can be an occasional or enrolled student. The tuition benefit only applies to courses taken for credit.

Recipients will receive a 50% tuition benefit of tuition (fees are not included) for one school year. The recipient will be responsible to re-apply for the tuition benefit for each new school year. Please be aware that recipients of this tuition benefit will not be eligible to receive any other scholarships or tuition benefits available at CSBS&C.

Application deadline:
Monday one week prior to start of classes

Please submit your Student Spouse Tuition Benefit Application Form to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

Thanks to the generosity of churches that make up the Canadian National Baptist Convention and that participate in the Cooperative Program, CSBS&C is able to provide the CNBC Tuition Benefit to students from those churches. Because of our reciprocal agreement with the SBC, students from SBC churches also qualify for this tuition benefit.

This tuition benefit is further restricted to students who are fully admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C and who have been active members of a CNBC or SBC church for at least one year prior to the start of the semester. Students who are eligible for this tuition benefit are also expected to demonstrate consistency in academic studies (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3).

This tuition benefit of $30.00 per credit hour is awarded annually for the following school year. The student will be responsible to re-apply for each new school year.

Application deadline:
July 1st for current students re-applying annually
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your CNBC Tuition Benefit Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

This tuition benefit was established in honour of the Hales to assist students.

To be eligible for this tuition benefit, a student must be fully admitted to a graduate program of CSBS&C. The students must demonstrate consistency in academic studies (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3).

This tuition benefit of $30.00 per credit hour is awarded annually for the following school year. The student will be responsible to re-apply for each new school year.

Application deadline:
July 1st for current students re-applying annually
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your DK and Brenda Hale Tuition Benefit Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

Tuition Benefit for students who have participated in IMB or NAMB missions (2-year minimum).

To be eligible to apply for this tuition benefit, each student must have completed a full term through the IMB as a Journeyman or ISC or through NAMB as an MSC missionary. The student must be fully admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C within three years of returning from the mission field.

The student must also demonstrate consistency in academic studies (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3).

Recipients will receive a 50% tuition benefit of tuition (fees are not included) for one school year. The student will be responsible to re-apply for new school year.

Please be aware that recipients of this tuition benefit will not be eligible to receive any other scholarships or tuition benefits available at CSBS&C.

Application deadline:
July 1st for current students re-applying annually
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your Missionary IMB or NAMB Program Tuition Benefit Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

Tuition Benefit for dependents of people in official staff positions within the CNBC (including churches and CSBS&C).

To be eligible to apply for this tuition benefit, a student must be a dependent of a person who either currently is or in the past was in an official ministerial staff position at the CNBC (including CNBC churches) or an official staff position at CSBS&C. The student must be fully admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C by the age of 30 and is expected to demonstrate consistency in academic studies (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3).

The amount of this tuition benefit is based on the years of service accomplished by the student’s parent(s) within the CNBC.

Recipients will receive a maximum of 50% tuition benefit of tuition (fees are not included) for one school year. The student will be responsible to re-apply for each new school year.

Please be aware that recipients of this tuition benefit will not be eligible to receive any other scholarships or tuition benefits available at CSBS&C.

Application deadline:
July 1st for current students re-applying annually
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your CNBC Dependents Tuition Benefit Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

This tuition Benefit is for dependents of IMB field missionaries.

To be eligible for this tuition benefit, a student must be a dependent of a person who either currently is or in the past was a field missionary of the IMB. The student must be fully admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C by the age of 30 and is expected to demonstrate consistency in academic studies (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3). The amount of this tuition benefit is based on the years of service accomplished by the student’s parents as IMB field missionaries.

Recipients will receive a maximum of 50% tuition benefit of tuition (fees are not included) for one school year. The student will be responsible to reapply for each new school year.

Please be aware that recipients of this tuition benefit will not be eligible to receive any other scholarships or tuition benefits available at CSBS&C.

Application deadline:
July 1st for current students re-applying annually
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your IMB Dependents Tuition Benefit Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to new, full-time incoming CSBS&C students to help with the transitional costs of beginning a seminary or college education at CSBS&C.

The student must enroll as a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C.

Each CNBC or SBC church may nominate one outstanding student per year for the Barnabas Scholarship. The potential student must demonstrate Christian leadership and godly character and must also demonstrate financial need. The pastor of the church recommending the student must complete a pastoral reference form.

Recipients will receive a 50% scholarship of tuition (fees are not included) for the first semester only.

Please be aware that recipients of this tuition benefit will not be eligible to receive any other scholarships or tuition benefits available at CSBS&C during their first semester.

Application deadline:
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your Barnabas Scholarship Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

Scholarship for students who have participated in a short-term missions program within the CNBC or in a NAMB semester missionary program.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a new incoming student must have completed a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks in a missions program within the CNBC or a NAMB semester missionary program prior to enrolling in a program at CSBS&C. The student must be fully admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C within five years of having completed the missions program.

Recipients will receive a $500 scholarship for the first semester only.

Application deadline:
July 1st if enrolling in classes for the first time in the fall semester
November 15th if enrolling in classes for the first time in the spring semester

Please submit your Missionary CNBC or NAMB Program Scholarship Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

Scholarships provided by donors

To be eligible to apply for these scholarships a student must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C and be registered for classes in the next semester. A student must demonstrate financial need and consistency in academic studies (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3). In addition, the individuals who established various scholarship funds also set the eligibility criteria for that particular scholarship.

These scholarships are awarded once or twice a year during the spring and/or fall semester. Any student who applies and is approved receives a minimum of $250.

Students receiving funds from these donor supported scholarships will be required to write a letter of thanks to the donors.

Application deadline:
July 1st for the fall semester
November 15th for the spring semester

Please submit your Donors Scholarship Application to the Business Office by email to Business@csbs.ca or in print.

This was established by the husband and friends of Mrs. Audrey Yew-Teck Chung. It is available to full-time graduate students in financial need who have completed at least one semester.

This was established by Harvest Baptist Church in Brandon, Manitoba, to be given to ministerial students who expect to be leaders in CNBC churches and who demonstrate financial need.

This was established by Mrs. Judi Young of Love, Saskatchewan, in memory of her husband David. This fund assists male students who will enter into the pastoral ministry or expect to be appointed as a foreign missionary by the the CNBC or female students who expect to be appointed as a foreign missionary by the CNBC.

First consideration is to be given to students from Saskatchewan.

This was established in honour of the Hales to assist students.

This was established by friends and family of D.L.H., a Southern Baptist missionary to East Asia. The scholarship assists students who are members in a CNBC or SBC church and have been involved with volunteer missions and/or have the intent to enter foreign missions service.

This was established by an alumnus of CSBS&C to assist students in an undergraduate or graduate program of CSBS&C.

The student must be of First Nations in Canada origin.

This was set up by the Northwest Baptist Convention in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Fleming, who supported the work in the Northwestern United States and Canada during their lifetimes.

This scholarship is available to students living in Canada.

This was provided by friends of CSBS&C.

The scholarship assists needy students.

This is a gift of Faith and Wei-Sek Hwang. This fund provides financial assistance to full-time graduate students who have completed at least one semester.

Priority consideration is to be given to ethnic minority or native students.

This was established in memory of this pioneer mission pastor and his wife. The first scholarship established at CSBS&C, is funded by friends and family of Len & Ruth Koster.

Preference is given to older Canadian full-time students who have God’s call upon their lives to share God’s Word and plant churches in Canada and around the world.

This is to be awarded with preference given to students who intend to minister especially to the needs of girls and/or women by providing spiritual guidance, care or training.

This was established by the family of Faith and Wei-Sek Hwang in memory of Faith’s mother.

This fund is to assist students.

This was established through the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation in memory of Madge McBee.

This scholarship is available to female students who will pursue a career in missions.

This was established by Bill Blackwell in honor of his wife to be given to full-time students who have completed at least one semester and are pursuing ministry to children.

Preference will be given to female students.

This was established in memory of Dorothy & Darrell Osborne and Don Miller.

Preference will be given to students who intend to enter foreign missions or pastoral ministry.

This was established by Drs. David & Barbara Wyman to provide assistance to students who plan to minister in the area of religious education and/or discipleship.

This was established by Westlynn Baptist Church in memory of Des and June Price to be given to graduate students.

This  was established by Mrs. Vera Gover, wife of Stephen Gover, who started the Cochin Baptist Church in Saskatchewan.

This fund is available to First Nations/Métis students who will enter into pastoral ministry.

This was established by the Texas Baptist Men (TBM) and their wives who have been supporters of CSB&C for many years and continue to invest to leave a lasting legacy to our students.

This fund assists students in financial need.