At Prairie we do everything we can to make the cost of attendance affordable for the greatest number of students and we do our best to provide opportunities for scholarships and financial aid.
CONTINUED College Fee Reduction!
Once again for the 2023/2024 school year, thanks to a generous donor, we were able to cut our student fees by 50%! *For a full-time on-campus student taking 30 credits per year this was a savings of $900. The more credits a student takes, the more they save. This offer applied to new and returning students.
Some programs have additional fees, which vary. Table updated for 2023-2024 on June 7, 2023.
Student Finance Handbook
For all the details about fees, financial aid, and handling your finances as a student, review the handbook.
For on-campus students:
For Hyflex students:
Some programs have their own unique fee schedules in addition to room and board expenses. Visit these program pages for more details:
Scholarships are awarded in amounts varying from $200 – $2,000. Students who are granted a scholarship from Prairie will have it applied to their student account following registration in January (second semester). Failure to enroll in September disqualifies the student from the entire award.
Apply for Prairie College financial assistance, offered through a number of scholarships and disbursements. For a list of our scholarships and bursaries, view our Financial Aid Information Package.
Note: students must be enrolled in at least 9 credits per semester to receive financial aid.
If you have any questions about fees, scholarships, or applying for aid, contact me:
Toll Free: 1.800.661.2425
Local Phone: 403.443.3042
2nd floor Maxwell Centre
9 am – 5 pm Mon-Fri (excluding holidays).
Applications for provincial and Canada student loans should be submitted to the provincial loan processing centres no later than June 15 in order to have approval before college begins. Loans applied for after this date may not be disbursed until after studies start.
Review specific application procedures for your province by visiting your provincial student aid webpage.
Please note that there are no provincial or Canada student loans available for the PCP program or the Aviation Private Pilot License.
Supplement your resources with a part-time job located conveniently on campus.
A variety of employment opportunities are available on campus to assist in covering the costs associated with your education. Part-time positions are available in the TS Rendall Library, Food Services, and Admissions Office as the need arises. Please apply in person when you arrive on campus.
International Students: If you plan to work while in Canada it is important that you get the appropriate permits from immigration. Please ask immigration officials to include the condition that you may be employed on and off our campus (to ensure there is no problem if you are able to secure such employment). For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To lower student debt and provide a valuable holistic education, we offer some additional freshmen scholarships and bursaries.
For questions about applying for student loans, or help when you are filling out an application, please contact our Student Financial Services Office at 1-800-661-2425 (toll free) or 403-443-3042.
Prairie College is pleased to offer Bible Quizzing Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to students who have been competing or coaching for at least three years.
The students who receive this scholarship should:
This scholarship will be available for students in any program of study at Prairie College and will not impede them from receiving other scholarships for which they may qualify.
The Coach or Coordinator of a Bible Quizzing team must submit the application students. Refer A Quizzer
Camp Matching Bursary*
Our Camp Matching Bursary is available to all students who receive funds sent directly to Prairie from a Christian camp (CRA Registered Charities only) and are to be used for paying the student’s tuition. This will automatically be matched by Prairie with a bursary amount up to $1,000 per school year. No application necessary. Please have the camp administration contact our financial aid office at 403-443-3042 for more information.
Church Matching Bursary*
Our Church Matching Bursary is available to all students who receive funds sent directly to Prairie from a Christian church (CRA Registered Charities only) and are to be used for paying the student’s tuition. This will automatically be matched by Prairie with a bursary amount up to $1,000 per school year. No application necessary. Please have the church administration contact our financial aid office at 403-443-3042 for more information.
Mission Matching Bursary*
Our Mission Matching Bursary is available to all students who receive funds sent directly to Prairie from a Christian missions organization (CRA Registered Charities only) and are to be used for paying the student’s tuition. This will automatically be matched by Prairie with a bursary amount up to $1,000 per school year. No application necessary. Please have the mission organization contact our financial aid office at 403-443-3042 for more information.
Prairie Christian Academy Bursary
Students who graduate from Prairie Christian Academy (formerly Prairie High School) will be awarded a $1,000 bursary in their first year at Prairie College.
Families who have more than one family member enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) at Prairie College may qualify for the Family Bursary. Under this category, the first two family members receive 10% off their tuition fees. For three or more students enrolled from the same household, students receive 20% off their tuition fees. All other fees are payable in full.
Student Spouse Bursary
If you are married and both you and your spouse are enrolled in courses, you may qualify for the Student Spouse Bursary. If one spouse is enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) the other spouse may receive 50% off their tuition fees. If both spouses are enrolled full-time, the spouse enrolled for the lesser number of credit hours would receive the discount. This does not apply to courses being audited.
Please contact the Student Financial Services Office for further details.
* Note: Camps, churches, and mission organizations are expected to follow CRA policies when operating a student financial aid program and to ensure it does not receive directed gifts / private benevolence. Additionally, the church/camp/mission is expected to follow the reporting requirements associated with scholarship/bursary payments (T4A slips). Chapter 4 of the CCCC Charities Handbook provides more information.
Winter 2024 (January start), Fall 2024 (September start) and Online Education (start anytime) applications are open.
Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below.
If you are applying for the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education and need more information visit the program page.
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We have launched our Campaign for Greater Impact to provide students with the very best learning opportunities and campus facilities for the decades ahead.
In Phase One of this Campaign, we plan to invest in much-needed campus renewal, including: upgraded Infrastructure, a new Student Residence, Cafeteria, Worship Auditorium, and expanded Aviation Training Centre. A modern campus requires an investment that is bold, and even expensive, but each Campaign Project is strategic, and designed to enhance Prairie’s campus and student life experience.
This expansion of PATC’s facility is a key project of Prairie’s Campaign for Greater Impact. It will increase the College’s capacity to train a new generation of Christian aviators to serve God in missions, and also address the growing need for trained pilots in the commercial aviation sector.
Invest in the next generation of missional professionals. Each year Prairie College distributes over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students. We are grateful for each gift that reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows students to fulfill their God-given professions.
Encourage inmates in five institutions across Alberta to discover or reconnect with Jesus Christ. This fund assists the students studying the Certificate in Bible program with scholarships, resources for classes, and instruction.
Prairie College is educating students to pursue a Biblical foundation for life and career. Your contribution to this fund assists in minimizing the College’s general operating expenses.
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