Secretary: Seta Torossian
Local: 1186 Office: 2E.8B
Financial Aid Officer: Yvonne Dudley
Local: 1185 Office: 2E.15
The Financial Aid Department provides financial assistance service to students who are enrolled full-time at Dawson College. Quebec Loans and bursaries help students who wish to study full-time but who do not have the financial means to do so. Students who are registered on a full-time basis, a minimum of 180 hours per semester, may apply for the Quebec Loans and Bursaries Program. Applications can be submitted throughout the year; however, it takes on average, six to eight weeks for processing applications for the fall or winter semester.
The Dawson College Financial Aid Office is located at the following address:
3040 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1A4
Telephone: (514) 931-8731, ext. 1186
In order to qualify for financial help, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Similar aid is available from your home province if you are not a resident of Quebec.
Once the government has reached a decision on your application, you will receive a letter of confirmation indicating the amount of financial assistance granted. You can then pick up your guarantee certificate from the Financial Aid Office, upon presentation of a valid Dawson College student identification card.
Throughout the semester, you will find selected information pertaining to financial aid posted on the bulletin board outside Room 2E.15 and advertised in the Dawson College Daily Bulletin.
Some Details to Consider
Under the Quebec Loans and Bursaries Program, students are expected to help cover the cost of their education, as are their parents, even if their child is over 18 years of age. The government calculates the financial award taking into account the amount parents should be able to contribute. Once independent status is obtained, parental income is no longer considered.
Independent Student Status applies under the following conditions:
you are married, separated, divorced, widowed
you have supported yourself and did not study full-time for at least two years
you are the head of a single-parent family and have at least one dependent child who lives with you.
you are living with a partner as though married, without being married and have at least one dependent child
you are or have been the natural or adoptive parent of a child
you have reached your 20th week of pregnancy
both your parents are deceased
you have lived or you are living in a foster home
you hold an undergraduate university degree
your Family situation is exceptional
Application forms for Quebec Loans and Bursaries become available in April for students planning to attend Dawson College the following fall. Students are advised to fill out applications early, as it can take six to eight weeks to process them.
Forms, information, and assistance can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, Room 2E.15. Telephone (514) 931-8731, extension 1186.
Other Bursaries and Scholarships
Dawson occasionally receives donations from industries, associations and citizens' groups. Some are scholarships; others are small bursaries. Most are oriented towards specific disciplines or cultural communities, and they are usually dedicated to second and third-year students. These scholarships are administered by Anja Vroomen in room 2E.15.