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Costs & Financial Aid

The money you put towards your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Because your time at Ambrose Seminary will equip you to make a difference in your world, we think it’s the best investment you can make.

We’ve put together information and tools to help you determine the likely cost of this investment as well as the many sources you can turn to to get support.

    Budgeting Tools

    Use our Budget Calculator to figure out your estimated costs for an academic year.

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    You can also use our Budget Worksheet to keep track of your costs and sources of support.

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    Tuition & Fees

    These are the general tuition and fees for graduate students for the period of Spring 2017to Winter 2018.  



    Seminary (Online)

    Tuition (per three-credit course)*



    Mandatory Fees (per three-credit course)*



    Student Association Fees (per semester)



    Audit Fee (per course)



    Seminary Health and Dental Plan**



    Seminary Program Fee



    *Tuition is assessed at a rate of $400 per credit hour. Mandatory fees are assessed at a rate of $27 per credit hour ($35 per credit hour for online). Tuition and fees for courses fewer than three credits will be prorated accordingly.

    **All Seminary students are automatically enrolled in a comprehensive health and dental plan.  

    For more complete tuition and fee information, see our Tuition & Fees page for admitted students.


    Scholarship & Criteria




    General Entrance: Academic and Leadership

    Available to new students enrolled in a degree program at Ambrose Seminary

    • Must have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA during last 2 years of undergraduate degree
    • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in subsequent Fall and Winter semesters at Ambrose Seminary

    December 1 (students beginning in the Winter semester)

    April 15 (students beginning in the Fall semester)

    Up to $3000

    Apply Online

    Entrance: International Student Scholarship




    Archibald Foundation Scholarship

    Awarded to an entering student preparing for overseas ministry or full-time vocational pastoral ministry with the Christian & Missionary Alliance

    • Must be enrolled full time at Ambrose Seminary

    Based on applications received

    Various amounts

    Hard copy

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    Church Servant Leadership Scholarship

    For individuals whose churches believe they have potential for learning, leadership, and service to the church and the world.

    Learn more

    March 31

    Various, based on church’s approval - maximum value of $4,000 per year over 8 consecutive semesters

    Nomination Form

    Finish Free Scholarship

    Available to students who have completed 60 credits at Ambrose Seminary and have 30 Master of Divinity credits remaining.

    • Must have a 3.0 CGPA
    • Must complete the final 30 credits within 3 academic years
    • Must declare enrolment in the Master of Divinity prior to the first day of classes in order to be eligible
    • Scholarship covers tuition but not fees
    • Master of Divinity students will remain eligible for entrance and continuing student scholarships
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    MDiv declaration - September 1

    Full tuition for third year


    Continuing Student Scholarship

    Available to current students who will be continuing studies at Ambrose Seminary in the upcoming semester or graduating in the spring

    • Minimum 2.0 CGPA as of last semester
    • Must be currently enrolled in a program
    • Must be taking a class in September

    Recipients will be announced in early April

    February 28

    Various amounts

    Apply Online

    Student Loans

    The provincial and federal governments of Canada offer loans to post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need.  

    They also offer grants that, unlike loans, don’t need to be paid back once you finish your studies. When you apply for a Canada Student Loan, you’re automatically considered for most of these grants.

    If you’re thinking of applying for student loans, explore the information available on the Government of Canada’s website to learn more and find out if you’re eligible. On this site you can also find links to departments and organizations that offer their own scholarships and grants.

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    If you’ve decided to apply for a student loan, visit the website for your province or territory’s student financial assistance office.

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    Helpful Information for Loan Applications

    It’s best to apply online for your student loans. When you apply, you’ll need to have this information on hand.

    Institutional Code

    The code for Ambrose is BPSV

    Period of Study Date

    • Full year: September 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
    • Fall semester only: September 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
    • Winter semester only: January 1, 2017 – April 30, 2017

    Tuition & Fees

    Use the Budget Calculator to determine your tuition and fees for the school year.

    Other Information

    • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    • Living expenses estimate
    • Most recent income tax information (you can find this on Line 150 of your last tax return)
    • Resources (scholarship amounts, savings, etc)

    Keep all documentation and receipts marked and readily available. If you’re ever selected for an audit, you’ll be glad to have these documents handy.

    Maintaining Interest-Free Status

    If you have a previous student loan and you’re not applying for another loan for the upcoming year, you need to fill out the necessary documentation that states you are still a full-time student. Otherwise, you’ll be required to start repaying your loans and your interest will begin to add up.

    Visit the Government of Canada’s website to learn more.

    Sources of Assistance

    Before you make a decision about pursuing graduate studies, it’s important to consider all your options for financial assistance. Chances are you’re not the only one who’s willing to invest in your education! There are usually options for support that you haven’t considered.

    FInd out whether these options are available to you:

    • Family contributions: Family and friends might be happy to help you through monetary gifts.
    • Church contributions: Your church might be willing to support you through a scholarship fund or a special offering for your benefit.
    • Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP): If you have an RESP, contact the provider for information on claiming those funds. Most pay funds in equal installments over 3 or 4 years.
    • Personal savings: Use your savings to reduce or avoid loan payments.
    • Employment: Working part-time while you study will help you cover some of your educational costs and living expenses as you go, which will reduce your reliance on loans. Ambrose provides some opportunities for students to work on campus, and if you’re eligible to work in Canada you can find work elsewhere, too.  
    • Scholarships
      • Ambrose scholarships: Ambrose Seminary offers a variety of entrance scholarships. It’s worth applying for any scholarships you think you might qualify for. See below for more information.
      • External scholarships and bursaries: Many organizations offer scholarships and bursaries to students based on academic performance, financial need, personal background, and/or career goals. You can find helpful links on the Government of Canada’s website, and our Financial Aid Coordinator would also be happy to help you find scholarships.
      • Employer scholarships and bursaries: Some employers offer scholarships or bursaries to their employees and their family members.
    • Aeroplan® points: Ambrose University participates in Aeroplan’s Higher Ed Points program, which enables you to turn Aeroplan points into a financial contribution towards your education. Each 35,000 points can be converted to $250.00 in credit towards your student account, which includes your tuition, residence, and meal plan fees. Not only can you can use your own points, but friends and family can contribute theirs, too, if you set up a pooling account.
    • Student lines of credit: This is a loan program run by banks that’s usually co-signed by a responsible adult. Funds are available only during the study period (September to April) and function much like a credit card.
    • Student loans: The provincial and federal governments offer loans to full-time students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons. Learn more in the Student Loans section.
    • Financial aid: You can apply for aid from Ambrose’s Student Financial Assistance Fund, which offers aid to students who are in financial need.

    Need Help?

    If you need a hand applying for scholarships and figuring out the best options for financing your educational investment, contact our Financial Aid Coordinator at

    You can send your questions about tuition and fees to


    Ambrose Enrolment Team

    Your Ambrose Enrolment Team

    We are your main point of contact for admission inquiries, program information and for scheduling campus visits. We are passionate about connecting you with the Ambrose community, and are dedicated to your success as a student.

    We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

    For all enrolment inquiries contact:

    Tel: 403-410-2900
    Toll Free: 800-461-1222



    Application Deadlines

    Canadian Applicants
    Fall Semester: August 1
    Winter Semester: December 10
    Application Fee: $70.00

    USA Applicants
    Fall Semester: July 15
    Winter Semester: November 15
    Application Fee: $100.00

    Applicants outside of Canada/USA
    Fall Semester: March 1
    Winter Semester: July 1
    Application Fee: $100.00

    Late Application Fee
    Undergraduate: $100.00
    Education (after degree) (after June 1): $100.00