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Financial struggles and finding solutions

It can be stressful when faced with the uncertainty of your financial situation but know that you are not alone. The information listed below will provide you with information on various programs and initiatives setup to help students who may be experiencing financial difficulties.

Cash flow crisis?

If you're in financial trouble, you may find these resources helpful.

See our university loan/advance program for more information. 


Finding a job could help you earn enough to make ends meet. Check out UNB's work-study program.

This program exists to help students in emergency situations. If you are a Canadian student (landed/permanent resident) and need groceries to get you by, please contact the Financial Aid Office .

Visit the how to save money website for tips and tricks on saving cash.

If you're in deeper than you can handle, you may need some expert help. Get in touch  with the Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada. (CCSAC) is a registered non-profit organization, providing confidential and professional budget, credit and debt repayment counselling programs to families and individuals. Your financial freedom is our success!

The financial consumer agency of canada (FCAC) and teaches individuals financial skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives.  Visit their tools and calculators -- a financial education Web portal.

The on-line budget planner avaialble through the financial consumer agency of canada will help you develop a finnacial plan.


"I should be able to work this out myself" is a common student belief. You're an adult now, right? But financial troubles can be terrifying. They'll affect how you feel about yourself and your relationships. It will help to have someone to talk to. Asking for help may be the most important step to being able to move forward.  Visit UNB's counselling services.