Wednesday, 23 September 2015

RRU Food Bank Moved to the Recreation Centre

The Food Bank is a Student Services initiative that serves our most vulnerable students on campus. Students may visit the Food Bank as often as needed, no questions asked, and may take as much food as they like (within reason).

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Dear RRU Faculty, Can I have a Hand with CGSM Scholarships?

Can you help me find excellent students and support them in their application for the $17,500 Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters (SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR)?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Crowdfunding Your Education

Photo attribution Robert S. Donovan
 In the past few years I’ve heard a growing number of stories on the news and anecdotally of students using crowdfunding to pay for their education. As someone who works in financial aid I’m always interested in new funding opportunities, so this post was my chance to do some research and share what I found with you.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Money saving tips for students, from students. (Ramen need not apply)

Anyone who’s taken post-secondary education knows that the life of a student involves some sacrifice. School is expensive and taking out loans means you’ll likely be paying for your education for many years after your program finishes. Saving money and cutting back, even a few bucks at a time, will makes life easier while you’re in school and reduce future debt.

We asked RRU students for their most creative and savvy money saving tips.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The RRU Awards Adjudication Process

So Who Makes Award Decisions Anyway?

When you submit an awards application at RRU do you wonder who sees it and makes the tough decisions?  For proactive disclosure, transparency, and a little bit of professional pride, we’d like to tell you how awards work behind the scenes.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Funding Differences for On-Campus and Blended Programs

Many programs at RRU are offered in both an on-campus and blended format. There are advantages to both models and students may choose one over the other for a number of reasons.

If you’re debating between on-campus or blended, here are three factors worth considering: tuition payments, student loan funding, and award opportunities.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Introducing the Habitat Card Recycling Program!

Got a little left on your Habitat card? Drop it in one of the donation boxes around campus and help an RRU student in critical need.