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Financing your education

Figure out how much university will cost

There’s a lot to consider when preparing for university but finances are a major factor that can impact your decision. Expenses vary depending on the lifestyle of the student and level of enrolment.

Funding sources

In preparing for university, you'll want to research all available sources of funding and develop a plan to finance your post-secondary education. Here are some sources to consider:

Other funding sources


The Schulich School of Law offers one of the most generous law school scholarship and bursary programs in the country. Some of the scholarships awarded to qualified students entering the Juris Doctor (JD) program include:

  • The Arthur Allister MacBain Memorial Scholarship ($20,000)
  • The J. Gerald Godsoe Scholarship ($10,000)
  • The Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarships ($10,000)
  • Schulich Entrance Scholarships ($12,000 to $15,000)

For more information on whether you are eligible and how to apply, visit the law school webpage.