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What about my funds?

When to expect your funds, how much to expect and what you can to do if you are denied funding or find yourself short of money for school.

How will I receive my funds?

Once your documents are submitted, verified and your enrollment is confirmed, your funds are normally forwarded directly to your school to pay for your tuition and fees, unless you are going to an out-of-country school. Any remaining funds are deposited to your Canadian bank account.


Request a review of my assessment

You can request a review of your assessment if you need more funds because of an error on your application.

There are four different types of reviews:

  • Request for Financial Change
  • Request for Changes Before Funds Issued
  • Request for Changes After Funds Issued
  • Request for Additional Costs

What kind of review should I request?

  • Your pre-study period assets are wrong.
  • Your pre-study/study period income is wrong.
  • Your spouse's pre-study/study period income is wrong.
  • Your scholarship/bursary/award amount is wrong.
  • You changed programs.
  • You changed schools.
  • Your study period dates changed.
  • You want to cancel your application.
  • You withdrew from school before the start date.
  • You changed your course load – this can also be done online through your MySAO account.
  • You added an extra term.
  • Your educational costs changed.
  • You withdrew from school after the start date.
  • You need to report costs that were not considered in your original assessment.

When can I request a review of my assessment?

You can request a review of your assessment up to 45 days before your last day of school.

How do I request a review of my assessment?

To request a review of your assessment, complete and submit the appropriate form in person, by mail or by fax at 204-948-3421.

How long will my review take?

Reviews take up to five weeks to process and you will receive a letter in the mail with the results of your review.


Request to review expected parental contribution

If you are a dependant student and your parents are unable to provide the money they would normally be able to contribute to your education, you can request a review of expected parental contribution, if they have:

  • a significant annual income drop
  • a cash flow problem
  • unexpected costs
  • additional dependants
When can I request a review of expected parental contribution?

You can request a review of expected parental contribution up to 45 days before your last day of school.

How can I request a review of expected parental contribution?

To have your expected parental contribution reviewed, complete our Request to Review Expected Parental Contribution Form (Adobe PDF Document 229 KB) and submit it in person, by mail or by fax to 204-948-3421.

How long will my review take?

Requests to review expected parental contributions take up to 20 business days to complete. When your review is complete, you will receive a letter in the mail with the results of your review.


Requesting additional assistance

If you will not be able to complete your school year without extra funds, you can request a one-time only additional assistance loan up to a maximum of $3,333.

When can I request an additional assistance loan?

You can request a one-time only additional assistance loan up to two months before your last day of school.

How do I request an additional assistance loan?

To request a one-time only additional assistance loan, complete our Additional Assistance and Applicant's Cash Flow Form (Adobe PDF Document 228 KB) and submit it in person, by mail or by fax to 204-948-3421.

How long will my request take?

Additional assistance loans take up to five weeks to process. Once a decision is made, you will be notified of the results.


Appeal my assessment

If you were denied financial help or you think the amount you received is too low, you can appeal your assessment. Please note that your appeal will only be considered if your situation allows for an exception to our policy.

You can appeal your application if you:

  • will be taking more than the number of allowed degrees, diplomas or certificates
  • have gone over the number of years in school allowed for funding
  • do not have passing grades in each term or have dropped out of a lot of courses
  • have received too much money, which is called being in overaward, for a previous student loan
  • have assets that you can't access

If you were denied financial help or you think the amount you received is too low for a reason that isn't listed above, your application may qualify for a review. Please visit our Request a Review of my Assessment section to see if you qualify.

When can I appeal my assessment?

You can appeal your assessment up to 45 days before your last day of school.

How do I appeal my assessment?

To appeal your assessment, complete our Request for Appeal Form (Adobe PDF Document 373 KB) and submit it in person, by mail or by fax to 204-948-3421.

How long will my appeal take?

Appeals take up to 20 business days to complete. When your appeal is complete, you will get a letter in the mail, telling you the results of the appeal.

Status Report | Manitoba Student Aid

Status Report

Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative
Check out the webpage for details:
Manitoba.ca/bursaires