Get Through School Debt-Free

March 25, 2013 by

A friend told me about this great website and I am happy to share it with you. Check out Scholarships Canada. You may find this to be a useful website if your child is starting post-secondary education this year or is already in the midst of undergrad studies or interested in graduate school. 

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This wonderful website has extensive database of 32,390 Canadian scholarships, bursaries and grants, and only 81% of them are based on academic average. Some of them are based on financial need, particular field of study or student’s specific interest/activities.  The website also has useful information about student loans, applications and budget planning. I hope you find it bado cams useful. If this website is not for you or your child, please share this link with someone that may benefit from it.



  1. Chris Cummins

    Another way to leave college or university with little or no debt is to get paid to live in residence. My first year I paid to live there. My second, third and fourth years I was paid to live there. In second year I was and RA (residence advisor). Third and fourth years I was a Don (several RA's report to a Don). Two weeks before the school year begins you are paid to attend incredible leadership training programs and placed in a position to learn on-the-job everything from conflict intervention, difficult conversations, emergency management, suicide intervention, drug identification workshops, negotiation, train the trainer, time management, mediation and a lot more training that looks fantastic on a resume. THEN, you are paid every month and it covers all of your rent and food for the year.

    Oh, and by the way, you get a larger room. 🙂

    Keep up the good work. I enjoyed your posts.



  2. Maja

    Chris, thank you for your comment. What a wonderful idea to get paid to live in the residence and on top of that the money that you earn covers your food. I wish someone had told me this when I started university. I really wanted to experience the life in residence, but I couldn't afford it. Had I known of this back then, I would have applied to be RA in my first year.

    Some of my friends took programs in university that had paid co-op placements. Due to the co-op terms, these university programs were longer than typical 4 years, but were well worth the time spent as the money earned through the co-op was more than enough to cover tuition and books, while at the same time these students were learning new skills, getting valuable work experience and networking.

    If somehow a student could combine being RA, with a program that has paid co-op placements, s/he would have no problem getting out of school debt free.