If you’re nearing the end of your high school career and heading onto bigger things, we want you to know that we’ve got you covered! Preparing for post-secondary can seem overwhelming, so we want to help you make a financial game plan for college.
Familiarize Yourself with Student Loans
First, talk to your parents about any plans that they have made for you in regards to college funding. Post-secondary education can be expensive and there are a ton of hidden costs that you may not even realize until you get there. Start with making an appointment to talk with one of our trusted advisors so that we can walk you through the easy application process. Prior to coming to your appointment, fill out the Student Budget form to break down your costs by month and to ensure that you are always aware of your finances. Bring a confirmation of enrollment with you, along with a parent or guardian to co-sign the application. You can find more information on loans by visiting the Student Aid Alberta site.
Apply for Scholarships
Talk with your school counselor about the scholarships available to you. There are a number of scholarships that are customized based on field of study, so be sure that you are applying for those too, along with the scholarships available through Student Aid Alberta. Attending a post-secondary institution is proving to be more costly than ever before, so any financial help you can get will continue to help you in the long run.
Open an Account Specifically Designed for Students
Prepare for the future by opening a Student Advantage Account that we designed for students just like you. Some of the benefits of this account include: no monthly account fee, unlimited transactions, and free Interac e-Transfers. It’s easy and all you need to do is provide us with a confirmation letter of enrollment! This account is a great way to start learning about managing your purchases and using a designated savings account.
To learn more about taking control of your education and financial future, connect with one of our exceptional staff members today! For more information, visit encompasscu.ca or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.