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April 28 2010
Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary
The Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary Program
for Nova Scotian Students Studying at a Nova Scotian University
For the 2010-11 academic year and the 2011 spring and summer term, a Nova Scotia University Student Bursary is available for Nova Scotia students studying in Nova Scotia universities.
1. Who qualifies for Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary?
You must be a Nova Scotia student studying at a Nova Scotia university. You can be a full-time or part-time student, in an undergraduate or graduate program, taking all of your classes on campus or via distance education, or in a co-op program. The following questions and answers provide more details about students in specific situations.
2. How much lower will my tuition be in September 2010?
The tuition bursary will be $128.30 per three credit course for part-time and $1,283.00 for full-time students. Starting in September 2010 there will also be a tuition bursary for out of province students. It will be $26.10 per three credit course for part-time and $261.00 for full-time students.
3. What is the definition of a “Nova Scotia student”?
You are considered to be a Nova Scotia student if you have a student loan from the Province of Nova Scotia. Only Nova Scotia residents can receive student loans from the Province of Nova Scotia.
If you do not have a student loan, and you entered university immediately after completing high school, you are considered a resident of the province where you last attended high school. If you last attended a high school in Nova Scotia, you are considered a Nova Scotia student.
If you did not enter university immediately after completing high school, you are considered a resident of the province where you lived when you applied for admission to the university you are attending. This does not apply to students on international study permits or to students receiving student loan funding from a province other than Nova Scotia; neither of these student groups would be considered Nova Scotia residents and they would therefore not be eligible for tuition reduction.
4. I didn’t get a bursary but I think I qualify.
First of all, contact Pauline MacIsaac, Supervisor, Accounting Services at email@example.com if we cannot agree on your eligibility for Tuition Reduction, contact the Student Financial Assistance Office at the Department of Education (424-8420 in metro Halifax or 1-800-565-8420, toll-free in Canada). The Department of Education will confirm whether you are eligible for Tuition Reduction, and if so, will advise STFXU to credit your tuition account accordingly.
5. I am in my second (or third or fourth or fifth…) year of studies at a Nova Scotia university. Although I came here from another province (or country), I have lived here more than a year. I even have a Nova Scotia driver’s license. Why am I not considered a Nova Scotia student?
To be considered a Nova Scotia student, you must have been living in Nova Scotia when you applied for admission to the university you are attending. For more details, see the earlier definition of a Nova Scotia student.
6. When will I receive my Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary cheque?
The Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary has been applied directly to your university tuition fees as a credit to your student account.
7. I am taking non-credit courses at university. Will I receive a tuition reduction?
Only credit programs qualify for Tuition Reduction.
8. Which semesters qualify for Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary?
The Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary is available for the Fall 2009, Winter, Spring and Summer 2011 terms.
9. Will Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary affect my income tax?
Since the Nova Scotia Tuition Bursary is bursary income, it must be reported by the University on a T4A Form. It may or may not be taxable to you based on your circumstances. The T2202A Education Deduction Form will show the gross amount of tuition paid by the student.
10. Still have questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact Accounting Services at (902) 867-3731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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