Mount Allison University is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and counselling.

As part of this commitment, Mount Allison offers a generous and competitive scholarship and bursary program with more than $2 million in scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid awarded each year.

The financial aid and awards counsellor, Elizabeth Fullerton, is available to help you navigate your financial aid options to best finance your post-secondary education. For assistance, please email financialaid@mta.ca or book an appointment: Financial Aid Online Booking 


2020/2021 Academic Year

In light of the current challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is taking steps to provide much-needed support to our students. Some of these options are temporary measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided by various levels of government and Mount Allison programs.


Mount Allison financial programs

Mountie2Mountie Fund
Mount Allison recognizes our students may have greater need during the upcoming academic year. In response, the University has adjusted its planned fund raising by launching its Annual Giving Fund campaign earlier this year, and will focus on fund raising financial aid for our students for September.

Mount Allison University General Bursary 
Mount Allison offers a generous bursary program available to all current students. Our program aims at providing a supplemental resource to those who have utilized all other forms of resources and still find themselves in financial need.

For more information on both financial aid programs, visit Mount Allison Bursaries.


Government COVID-19 relief funding

Funding programs available to students through the federal and provincial governments include:

  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • New Brunswick Workers Emergency Income Benefit
  • Canada Student Service Grant 

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit Government COVID-19 Relief Funding.


Federal and provincial student loans and grants

All federal, provincial, and territorial governments in Canada offer student loan programs to help offset the costs of post-secondary education. In light of COVID-19, the federal government has made positive adjustments to the loan program that will help increase the value of your federal loans and grants. While applying for loans, you are also considered for various provincial/territorial and federal grant programs.

Mount Allison is also able to assist students from the U.S. in identifying eligibility to obtain funds from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

For more information, visit student loans and grants.


Local emergency funding for basic necessities

The Sackville community provides support in emergency situations. There are three programs from which you may seek support if you find yourself in need of food or have other emergency financial needs related to living necessities.

  • Tantramar School Food Program — With support from the Breakfast Club of Canada, Food Depot Alimentaire, and many community organizations, food boxes are available for those who need assistance during this challenging time. This program has been extended to local post-secondary students. To seek support from this program, e-mail tantramarschoolfood@gmail.com. Food package pickup occurs on Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Sackville Commons.
  • Sackville Community Association — A local program whose purpose is to provide financial support to Sackville area residents who are in emergency financial situations with regard to living necessities. To apply for this funding support, please call 506-536-2464.
  • Sackville Food Bank — Our local food bank, located at 5 Willow Ln. in Sackville, is here to provide food for those in need. For information visit https://www.facebook.com/sackvillefoodbank or call 506-536-4164.

Student employment

More than 700 students work at Mount Allison both during the academic year and through the summer months and there are opportunities for employment in the surrounding community as well.

International students ― the Government of Canada has removed the restrictions that allow international students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session, provided you are working in an essential service or function, such as health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical goods. International students and their employers should consult the 'Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic.'


Other options

Financial institution loans and lines of credit
Many financial banking institutions offer a flexible borrowing option via a student line of credit. This option is customized for your borrowing needs and has competitive interest rates. For more information, visit loans and lines of credit.

External scholarships and bursaries
There are many scholarships and bursaries available across Canada from external donors. Even if you are in your upper years of study, we encourage you to look for external funding options. For more information, visit external scholarships.