Benefit Plan Bursary

The annual GSS Benefit Plan Bursary is intended to offset the costs of the extended Health & Dental Benefit Plan ($462.20) for graduate students in demonstrated financial need.

Fall Application Deadline: October 11, 2020 at 4pm

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To apply, submit the Benefit Plan Bursary Application Form to the GSS Offices. Original applications must be provided by intercampus mail, regular mail or in person at the GSS Office, MBC 2203. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Acceptable External Confirmation documents include: Scholarship Award Letters, TA/RA Contracts, or Paycheque stubs. We cannot accept zero income, you must provide proof of funds.

If you use a CRA Notice of Assessment, it must provide proof of all income/funds. We cannot accept it as a standalone External Confirmation document if it does not provide sufficient proof of your funds. 

Notification of results usually occurs within one month of the deadline.

Important to Note: Please note that In-person cheque pick-up is highly recommended. Due to the high incidence of lost cheques, student cheques will no longer be delivered to SFU department offices. If replacement of a lost cheque is required, $25 will be deducted from the requested cheque amount, or the recipient may elect to wait until the last cheque is stale-dated (6 months from cheque date). Cheques may take up to 2 weeks by mail to home addresses.