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Student Financial Aid

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For detailed Graduate financial aid information, please see the Financial Aid Office's website.

Full Time Student Status and the Heritage Resources Management (HRM)
Graduate Diploma

Most provincial funding agencies require that students maintain full-time student status to be eligible for full time financial aid.  Maintaining Program Student status by joining the HRM Program is not sufficient to meet these requirements for funding purposes, and students must maintain a course load defined by the provincial funding agency for the jurisdiction in which they reside.

Full time eligibility may be considered by one of the following registration scenarios;

  • enrollment in a minimum of one grouped-study graduate level course over a four-month period.
  • enrollment in two individualized-study graduate courses simultaneously.
  • enrollment in one individualized-study graduate course and two undergraduate HRM courses.
  • enrollment in three undergraduate HRM courses.

Courses in a given funding period or study term must have the same start date to be deemed eligible for full time status.

The course contract of six months for a 3-credit undergraduate individualized-study course will be reduced to a four-month contract for AU students receiving financial aid in order to meet the full-time enrollment requirement for graduate students. Also, course extensions are not considered in the calculation of full-time or part-time status.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the financial assistance guidelines in the province or other jurisdiction in which the student resides are followed.

For further information and details on how to apply for financial assistance, please contact the Student Financial Aid office.

Updated June 19 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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