Crisis financial aid

University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan is no longer able to offer financial assistance in the form of bursaries or grants related to COVID-19. We have had an overwhelming number of inquiries and all available funds have been depleted.

USask crisis aid loans may be available. Contact Student Central for more information.

Government of Saskatchewan

Students may be eligible to apply for other financial assistance, including Government of Saskatchewan support

Government of Canada

The Government of Canada has announced a variety of financial support to Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Support is available to:

  • Post-secondary students and recent graduates
  • Individuals and families
  • People facing loss of income
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Those experiencing homelessness
  • Women and children fleeing violence
  • Seniors
  • Business owners

For more information, visit Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan webpage. All inquiries should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency.

International students

If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, contact the International Student and Study Abroad Centre at international.students@usask.ca to discuss additional resources and community supports.

Indigenous students

If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, contact the Aboriginal Students' Centre at asc@usask.ca to learn more about additional federal and local Indigenous government funding and supports.

2020/21 tuition and fees (September 2020 - August 2021)

The full breakdown of 2020-21 tuition and fees is available here. These rates will come into effect beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

Even as tuition rates remain unchanged, we remain focused on program and delivery enhancements to ensure that our students receive a rich and rigorous education that will set them up for success following graduation. The method of program delivery—whether in-class, remote, or a blend of both—does not change the high quality and exceptional value of a USask degree.

Tuition freeze

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on students, USask is implementing a tuition freeze for 2020/21 for a majority of its programs.

Tuition rates for three colleges—Western College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Dentistry, and College of Law—will see tuition increases ranging from 3 to 15%. These tuition increases have been previously announced, and reflect the specific needs of these respective programs.

Student fees

The University of Saskatchewan continues to work with service providers to evaluate certain student fees for the 2020–2021 academic year (September 2020-August 2021). If changes are made to student fees, students' accounts will be adjusted as necessary.

Student fees—almost 80 per cent of which are collected by USask on behalf of a variety of third-party providers—go towards maintaining important programs, services and supports that help students succeed while taking courses at USask. Each group that receives a student fee was asked to consider their fall and winter fees and to lower these fees where possible without compromising services provided or jeopardizing their financial viability.

We remain sensitive to the financial challenges students are experiencing during this extraordinary time and all fee changes were carefully considered to ensure the ongoing sustainability and viability of the funded programs and services.

So far, 2020 Fall Term fee reductions include:

  • A 50% reduction of the USSU Infrastructure fee (undergraduate students only)
  • The USSU fee has been held to the 2019-20 level (undergraduate students only)
  • A 25% reduction of the Recreation fee
  • The Athletic fee has been reduced to $0
  • The USSU/GSA U-Pass transit fee has been reduced for the 2020 Fall Term to $0 for students who are only taking remote and/or off-campus classes. Students taking classes where any portion of a class is in-person will be assessed the transit fee.

Of note for the 2021 Winter Term:

Undergraduate students will see a 25 per cent reduction in the USSU fee for infrastructure, while the USSU general student fee will be reduced by five percent. All students will see a 25 per cent reduction in the recreation fee and the athletics fee (note the athletics fee was not charged in fall 2020).

More information about student fees can be found online:

International differential tuition multipliers

International differential tuition multipliers will remain unchanged at 2.73 for undergraduate students and 1.58 for graduate students and are projected to remain below most U15 comparators.

Tuition and fee payment options

  • Payment by mail is not available. Due to the complexity of receiving and processing cheques or money orders while university buildings are closed, we cannot accept cheques or money orders as payment for tuition and fees.
  • In-person payment is not available. While university buildings are closed, in-person payment is not available.

Visit the Payment and due dates page for payment information. For more information, email student_accounts@usask.ca.