In order to receive your funds, you must accept your award offer. You must also meet the award conditions and maintain full-time registration status at the University of Alberta in the faculty/department specified. Should your registration drop to part time, your funding will be prorated.
The Office of the Registrar will review all awards following the Add/Drop Deadline of each term to ensure registration requirements are met.
Payment & refunds
Award offers made before January 1 will be divided and applied equally to the Fall and Winter terms. Award offers made after January 1 will be applied in full to the Winter term.
Your award funding will first be applied to any outstanding tuition and fees you may have. Any remaining funds will then be sent to you via direct deposit or cheque (see below) – but not before the Tuition Fee Refund deadline for that term.
Awards cannot be used to pay the Tuition Deposit.
Direct deposit / banking information
We encourage you to set up your direct deposit in Bear Tracks, as this is the quickest way to receive payment. Otherwise, a cheque will be mailed to your home address as listed in Bear Tracks (this process can take several weeks). To set up your direct deposit information in Bear Tracks, navigate to Financials - Direct Deposit. Please ensure both your direct deposit and home address in Bear Tracks are accurate and reflect up to date information.
You will receive a T4A slip for any award funding you receive, for use on your next tax return. Taxes will not be deducted at the time your award is disbursed.