Monday, 1 December 2014

Interdisciplinary Studies Students: How to Apply for RRU In-Course Awards

At first glance, students in interdisciplinary studies programs at RRU may feel there are no in-course awards available to them. While there are no awards specific to interdisciplinary studies programs at this time, students can still apply for awards. (We do hope to find donors to support awards for these programs in the future.)

This post outlines some strategies you can use when applying for in-course awards.

Friday, 3 October 2014

NSLSC Update: See Ya Later Snail Mail!

Over the next few months the National Student Loan Service Centre will start to transition various communications to students from traditional snail mail to fast and fabulous email.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

How to prepare a Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters application

Image created by Craig Parylo and retrieved from freeimages

I write this blog with hopes to provide admissions applicants and first-year masters students some confidence in how to complete an excellent CGSM application. This isn't the only right way to complete this application; just how I would do it!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Full-Time/Part-Time Conundrum

It's not rocket science, but that doesn't mean it's easy...

One of the most common questions I get asked is whether a program is full-time or part-time.

This seemingly simple question has a fairly complex answer. Or answers, actually, since program status depends on a number of factors and could change depending on who’s asking. RRU has a definition of full-time but funders may have additional criteria and they hold veto power.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Understanding Student Loan Repyament

Royal Roads students have a lot of responsibilities. Whether you’re taking a 6-month certificate, an intensive on-campus bachelor degree or a two year graduate program,  you’re likely  juggling a combination of course work, employment, family commitments,  and—if you can fit it in—a social life. Each aspect of your life is important and comes with a fair share of responsibility. It can be easy, therefore, to overlook an important responsibility of being a student: managing your student loan repayment.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Funding Your RRU Education

Hopefully you have considered affordability as part of your early educational planning. Affordability means understanding the costs associated with a program and having a reasonable plan for paying for it. When you accept admissions, you are accepting financial responsibility for that decision.

This blog aims to provide enough general information to get started with a funding plan. We invite you to find more detailed about each funding program on our website, then give us a call if you have more questions.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

How to Get Answers When You Don’t Know What Questions to Ask


Have you ever been so confused by something that you didn’t even know how to explain what you were confused about? That’s how I felt when I applied for a student loan.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

How to Write an Award-Winning Essay

Writing an award winning essay is a science as much as it is an art. Sometimes what you want to say and what the judges want to hear can be two different things. Letting your personality shine through while at the same time ensuring you hit all the points the judges are looking for can be tricky, but if you find the right balance it can pay off…literally.