Funding advice from the pro's

The  Financial Aid & Awards team at Royal Roads University has years of experience helping students fund their education. This blog is an informal platform to share tips and advice we've picked up along the way. You can expect posts about once a month.

For more information about Financial Aid & Awards — including how to apply for government student loans, internal awards listings and research grant opportunities — visit the RRU website and browse the Financial Aid and Awards & Scholarships sections. Or send us an email with your questions and we'll get back to you soon.


Meet the bloggers

Gwen Campden
Manager, Student Success

I am the Manager, Student Success, overseeing the services provided by Accessibility, Counselling, and Financial Aid & Awards. We aim to help remove physical, emotional, and financial barriers to education.

Royal Roads University is a special purpose institution. Our collaborative cohort model, delivered through 2-year blended or accelerated program formats, creates a unique learning experience that may suit some personal needs more than others. I encourage you to explore your funding and accessibility options early in your educational planning in order to maximize your opportunities for success.

Our ultimate goal is to provide services that help students succeed in their education while also developing the resiliency that will serve them well throughout their careers and other lifelong pursuits.

Meghan Reusing
Financial Aid & Awards Advisor

I know what it’s like to be a student in today’s economic climate because I’ve been there.  As well as having a diploma in Applied Communication, I recently graduated from the BA in Professional Communication program at RRU. During this time I applied for my first ever student loan,  wrote my first scholarship application essay, and didn’t cut my hair for over a year in order to save money.
I started working in the Financial Aid & Awards office in August 2013 and quickly learned that I love talking with students about funding options. I’m a bit of a budget nerd and am very interested in the strange and complex world of government student loans.
I’m the frontline person of our two person team here in Financial Aid & Awards (or FAA as we affectionately call it). Contact me anytime if you’ve got questions about funding your RRU education.