Budgeting for Aboriginal Students
Dollars & sense
Create your university budget by knowing what the university offers you and what you need to do to make sure you can access the funding you need.
|ESTIMATED EXPENSE*||ON CAMPUS||OFF CAMPUS|
|Full-time tuition (5 courses) + compulsory supplementary fees||$7,523||$7,523|
|Textbooks and supplies
(varies by program)
|$1,000 to $1,500||$1,000 to $1,500|
|Housing||$5,552 (residence)||$0 (living at home) / $7,000 (apartment)|
|Meal plan/Groceries||$2,950, $3,350, $3,750 or $4,150||$0 (living home) $4,000 (apartment)|
|Health care||$241 ($853 CDN for international students)||$241 ($853 CDN for international students)|
||$12,323 (living at home)
* These are yearly costs based on a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts for the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 session. Fees are subject to change. For the most up-to-date course and program fees, visit sfs.yorku.ca/fees.
** Totals are based on highest cost range for Canadian students.
Plans that work
As you begin your journey researching financial opportunities to fund your postsecondary education, below are two different examples of a financial plan.
Karen is a mature student in first year who will be living in an apartment off campus. The cost of her first year, including living expenses, will be approximately $22,843. Karen, as a Status First Nations student, has received Band funding for full-time studies that covers her tuition costs and provides a $750-per-month living allowance.
Here is how she is funding her education at York University:
|Band Funding||York Scholarship||Personal Contribution||Work/Study Position|
Jasper is a first-year student who will be living on campus. The cost for his first year will be approximately $20,409. He comes from a Non-Status First Nations family of three children, with one child attending university this year and a combined family income of $50,000.
Here is how he is funding his education at York University:
|Government Loan||Personal/Family Contribution||Government Grant||York Scholarship||Work/Study Position||York Bursary|
Note that these are only examples for illustration purposes and do not necessarily reflect actual assessments.
Your financial circumstance will be assessed on an individual basis.