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.

Student Loans 101

Planning on taking out student loans? Looking for some guidance first? Attend a Student Loans 101 session this summer! Our expert staff will walk you through the process -- and by the end of the workshop, your loan application will be complete!

All workshops are free and last approximately 2 hours.

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

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!

There are no remaining workshops for 2018-19 academic year. Please check back in the Fall for a list of upcoming workshops.

Money Talks workshops have been adapted from a program originally created by University of Alberta Students' Union.

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