Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB)

The Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB) aims to provide financial aid to domestic and international students who need short-term financial relief encouraging them to continue and complete their studies. Each request for financial aid is considered on its own merits. Bursaries are not intended to cover expenses that are related to existing debt obligations or non-essential expenses. Examples of ineligible expenses are tuition fees to Dawson College, request for summer tuition fees for courses taken elsewhere, support for partner or family expenses, mortgage or maintenance fees for secondary residence and other discretionary expenses (e.g., missed car payment, gym membership).

Amount of Bursaries

The collaborative efforts of Student Services, Dawson Student Union, and Dawson Foundation has made it possible to help students in the greatest need. With additional support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES), a bursary of up to $1,500 within the academic year will be issued to qualified applicants.

Who is Eligible for DCFAB?

To be eligible for DCFAB students must:

  • Be registered in a full-time course load during the Fall and/or Winter terms and;
  • Be in good academic standing and;
  • Have had an income of less than $ 10,000 in the previous year or have had a family income of less than $ 45,000

Timeline and Bursary payment

Students will be notified of the decision, whether or not their application is approved, within approximately 10 business days after applications are completed. Please note that, it may take up to 20 business days to process the payment of approved requests.

How to Apply

Click the button below, sign into the MyDawson portal and navigate to:
Student Services > Dawson College Financial Aid Bursary (DCFAB)

You may then complete and submit the DCFAB online application form.

For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Privacy Act

Dawson College is committed to following all conducts put forward by both the Federal and Provincial Legislature concerning the collection, use and protection of personal information.

Canada Privacy Act:

Protection of Personal Information

Use of personal information: 7. Personal information under the control of a government institution shall not, without the consent of the individual to whom it relates, be used by the institution except (a) for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the institution or for a use consistent with that purpose; or (b) for a purpose for which the information may be disclosed to the institution under subsection 8 (2).

Disclosure of personal information: 8 (1) Personal information under the control of a government institution shall not, without the consent of the individual to whom it relates, be disclosed by the institution except in accordance with this section. Where personal information may be disclosed (2) Subject to any other Act of Parliament, personal information under the control of a government institution may be disclosed.

Quebec Civil Code:

Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

59. A public body shall not release personal information without the consent of the person concerned.

65.1. Personal information may not be used within a public body except for the purposes for which it was collected.



Last Modified: October 5, 2020