Financial Aid Application FAQ’s

To lessen the difference between a family’s resources and the cost of attending Quest, the University offers Financial Aid and a Work-Study Program. While we are dedicated to helping make a Quest education accessible and affordable, we cannot meet 100% of every individual’s need.

Financial Aid will not exceed the cost of tuition, which means the student must be able to demonstrate they can, at the very least, cover the cost of room and board.  If this is not sufficiently demonstrated on the application form, the application will not be processed.

Quest is approved to receive government student loans from Canada and the US, and it is required that students applying to Quest for Financial Aid take full advantage of these options.

Scholarship applications can be submitted at any time before the relevant deadline but will not be reviewed until the deadline. All application materials submitted for admission will be considered during the candidate’s scholarship award review.

Students wishing to apply for scholarships must complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit a résumé, along with two recommendation letters. Your résumé should clearly outline your experiences and achievements. This may include employment, volunteer work, gap year projects, awards, hobbies, skills and so on.

We ask that one letter of recommendation be an academic reference, and one be a character reference. We will consider up to a maximum of four letters of recommendation. If students send more it is at the discretion of the admissions committee which four will be considered. Letters must be submitted as PDF files, signed and written on official letterhead, or be sent directly from the person writing them. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. All documents must be submitted in a package together before the March 1 deadline.

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate each student’s application for financial awards (scholarship and/or aid) only once. After an award package has been offered, no other financial awards applications will be accepted.

A new Financial Aid Application, with updated supporting documentation, is required on April 15 of each year if a student wishes to continue receiving Financial Aid in the following academic year. 

Financial Aid Application Form FAQs

The Quest University Canada Work-Study Program is a part of our financial support system to assist students with the cost of their education while simultaneously meeting the operational needs of the University. Only students awarded Financial Aid are eligible to be a part of the Work-Study Program, which allots earnings of $1320 per year for various on-campus jobs. Students are not required to accept an on-campus Work-Study position; they may choose to take an off-campus job or make up their stated need in some other manner.Hours and Rate of PayAll jobs pay $11 per hour. The maximum allocation would require working approximately 4 hours per week over the thirty-two weeks classes are in session (minus the first week of each term).A limited number of short-term full- or part-time jobs may be available for students arriving early owing to their obligation to sports teams, their leadership positions on campus, or based on operational needs; in addition, such positions may be available in May following the end of the Spring term.Some jobs will have regularly scheduled hours, while others may involve specific projects. All students will be responsible to a staff or faculty supervisor who will evaluate their performance and reliability; students who fail to show up for scheduled work periods, or fail to perform satisfactorily, may lose their work position and are not guaranteed a replacement position. Position AssignmentAll incoming students will be randomly assigned an on-campus job. Information for first-time students allocated a spot in the Work-Study Program will be provided in the months before the start of the academic year. Returning students will have the opportunity to apply for on-campus positions during our pre-hiring period in the spring. Other Campus EmploymentThere are some limited on-campus positions for students not in the Work Study program. Job opportunities will be listed on the Quest Portal. For more information about employment for international students, click here.

*This exchange rate is taken from an external site and should be used as an estimate, not to determine the exact rate when paying bills to Quest. Please contact accounting for the correct exchange rate when paying bills.


The Financial Aid office is located within the Office of Admissions, main floor of the Library building. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Phone: 604.898.8070
Toll Free in North America: 1.888.QUEST.08 (1.888.783.7808)