Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support

Workshops & Events

a student and advisor looking through Money Talks booklet

Ditch the discomfort of talking about your finances! Money Talks initiatives aim to break down the stigma and begin a healthy conversation on campus about student finances. Whether you’re a youth in grade school or a UAlberta PhD student, we offer workshops, group sessions, personal advising, and more for all students. We can help you gain a better understanding of your unique financial situation, and give you the tools you need to make it work for you.

Money Talks: Workshop Series

This series of workshops explores how you currently spend and how you'd like to spend, while providing you with tools, tips, and activities to make it happen. Everyone makes financial missteps, but these workshops can help you get on the right track to making better decisions in the future. There's something for everyone!

Upcoming Workshops

Put Your Money Where Your Values Are
Examine your values to make the most of your spending.

Balance the Books...Build a Budget
Learn how to make a budget that works for you.

Make Cents of Your Credit
Understand the ins and outs of credit and debt.

Prep Your Financial Game Plan
Set yourself up for financial success after graduation.

Settle Up Your Student Loans
It’s time to start thinking about your student debt.

Student Loans 101

Planning on taking out student loans? Looking for some guidance first? This video will take you through the online application one step at a time! Follow along through each section of the application, or skip ahead to the section you need the most support with. Learn more about the student loan process and feel confident about submitting your application!

There are no remaining in-person Student Loans 101 workshops for 2019. Please check back next summer for upcoming workshops.

Money Talks: other activities & events

Student Connect offers a variety of initiatives and events to educate current and prospective UAlberta students about financial aid options and managing money. This includes our Money Talks Workshops as well as other presentations and events on campus and in the community.

We are happy to customize a session to your needs. If you are interested in booking a customized activity, please email