Online University Degrees and Financial Options for Canadian Students

Our online university for Canadian students provides distance learning programs that are always within your reach.

To explore options, contact us at


Tuition Reimbursement

If you are employed, your company may reimburse you for pursuing a degree from a qualified institute of higher education. Check with your human resources department to see if this option is available to you. 

Student Federal and Provincial Financial Assistance

U.S.-based and accredited Purdue Global is pleased to announce that we are an approved university for qualified students across Canada to apply for and receive Canada Student Loans as well as some forms of provincial funding.

The following websites have all the funding information you need, from start to finish, province by province.

Province  Website Name & Link  Federal Aid Available  Provincial Aid Available 
Alberta Alberta Students Finance  Yes, for FULL-TIME studies only Yes, for FULL-TIME studies only
British Columbia StudentAid BC   Yes Yes, but only programs that are available BOTH online and onsite.
Manitoba Manitoba Student Aid  Yes Not yet (student must initiate the process)
New Brunswick Student Financial Services  Yes Yes
New Foundland and Labrador Student Aid   Yes Yes
Northwest Territories Student Financial Services  No Yes
Nova Scotia Student Assistance  Yes Yes
Nunavut Financial Aid for Nunavut Students  Yes Yes, but only via reimbursement
Ontario Ontario Student Assistance Program  Yes Yes
Prince Edward Island Student Financial Services  Yes Yes
Quebec Aide Financiere Aux Etudes  Yes No
Saskatchewan Student Financial Services  Yes Yes
Yukon Student Financial Services  Yes Yes

Scholarships, Other Forms of Financing to Consider 

  • Financial support from community organizations and service clubs  
  • Part-time employment  
  • Family resources  
  • Aboriginal organizations  
  • Governments  
  • Employment Insurance / Labour Market Development  
  • Unions  
  • Churches and religious institutions  
  • Foundations that offer scholarships and/or bursaries  

Lifelong Learning Plan

The 'Lifelong Learning Plan' is offered through the federal government and allows individuals to withdraw funds from their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance training or education for themselves or their spouse or common-law partner.

Learn More about the Lifelong Learning Plan