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Early Childhood Education Working Towards Your Diploma (Level 3)

**This program is not available to International students. Please see International section of our website for eligible programming** Young children making the transition from home to child care or...

Industrial Mechanics

Industrial Mechanics is an applied certificate program. It provides knowledge and skill development in installing, servicing, repairing and overhauling machines which produce industrial goods. You ...

Financial Advising

Going to school can be very expensive. Whether you are entering a full-time program, studying part-time, upgrading or finishing your last few classes, Learner Service Advisors can help you to access funding for tuition, books, fees, child care and other educational expenses or simply assist with budgeting concerns and questions. Financial Advising is open to current and prospective students on various topics such as Saskatchewan Canada Student Loans, the Provincial Training Allowance, scholarship, grant and bursary programs, sponsorship or other forms of income support.  

Information on bursaries, awards, scholarships, and other forms of income support can be found below.  Starting in 2021, documents for both student loan applications and Provincial Training Allowance applications can be uploaded online using the Post-Secondary Document Uploader.    

Student Funding Opportunities

A student may be eligible for funding to pursue their education and employment goals. The funding source, criteria and allocations available will vary according to the individual student's need and qualifications.

Student Loans

The federal and provincial governments jointly offer students financial assistance for post-secondary education. Applications and detailed funding information can be found at Student Loans website.  

A student with a permanent disability may also be eligible for a Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.  More information can be found on the website:  Goverment of Saskatchewan.  You may also speak with a local advisor for more information.  

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

These are non-repayable financial assistance options awarded to eligible students who are pursuing post-secondary education. The selection criteria vary according to area of study, academic average, financial need, community involvement and/or attendance. Details and applications regarding Saskatchewan government awards can be found at Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.  There are also many websites that link students to other award possibilities. Saskatchewan Scholarships  is one such site.  REMEMBER to also apply to the Cumberland College Awards program.

Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)

PTA is a montly training allowance for individuals who need income support while attending programs such as Adult Basic Education and workforce development initiatives. Contact your local Cumberland College Advisor to complete your application for PTA eligible Cumberland College programs.

Students of Indigenous Ancestry

Tribal Councils, First Nations Bands and Eastside LIMB often offer funding for students of First Nation ancestry who are planning to take post-secondary education.  Students are encouraged to contact their local band for more information.

Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) is a Saskatchewan–based educational, employment and culture institute serving Metis people across the province. GDI has programs that provide funding for Metis students seeking post-secondary education.  Further information is available via the GDI website.

Canada Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

If you are a student with a permanent disability enrolled in a program at Cumberland College, you may be eligible to recieve the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. Check out the Goverment of Saskatchewan website for details on how to benefits and how to apply.  You may also speak with your local advisor.

Funding after Graduation

Apprenticeship Grants

Are you considering a career in the trades? Trades include everything from construction to cooking to hair styling. Apprentices can receive up to $4000 in grants to pay tuition, tools, travel, or other expenses. The Government of Canada offers financial incentives for apprentices and trades persons. There are two types of grants available to apprentices, The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG). Discover more about these incentive grants at Service Canada.

If you are considering apprenticeship in a trade, visit Saskatchewan Apprenticeship for information on how to get started.

Graduate Retention Program (GRP)

You may be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $20,000! The Graduate Retention Program rewards graduates for building their future in Saskatchewan by providing a refund up to $20,000 of tuition fees. To be eligible, you have to live in Saskatchewan and file a Saskatchewan income tax return. Learn more program criteria at the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

As a nurse or nurse practitioner working in a Saskatchewan community of 100,000 or less, you could receive up to $4000 per year in Saskatchewan Student Loan forgiveness to a maximum of $20,000 over 5 years. Learn more at the Ministry of Advanced Education.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Learner Services Advisors are happy to meet with you by telephone or online.  For in-person appointments, please remember our safety guidelines outlined on the main page of the website.  Coronavirus Information - Students

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