Post Secondary

Now that you are finishing high school, you are probably looking forward to the future and what opportunities are available to you. Are you looking for a summer job? Post secondary education can be expensive. Have you saved money or looked into scholarships that are available in our area? Need some tips on how you can save money when you move away from home? We can help to answer some of these questions, and help to ease the financial burden of post secondary education.


Scholarships

Cypress Credit Union and the Johny Hein Memorial Scholarship offer many scholarships to the students in the communities of Consul, Tompkins, Richmound, Maple Creek, Fox Valley, Mendham and Burstall. The criteria and selection process includes:

  • Student must have entrance qualifications

  • Financial need is a primary consideration.

  • Qualifying institutions: Any Canadian university, technical institute, business college or accredited post secondary college, unless the course is not available in Canada.

Other scholarship links that are worth checking out…

Student Loans

Although you have saved your money and budgeted wisely, with the rising costs of post-secondary education you might need a little extra help.

Cypress Credit Union offers flexibility, peace of mind and convenience. Borrow with us at competitive rates. Borrow up to $7,500 per year with interest only payments while attending school. Payments start 6 months after ceasing full time studies.

You could also check out Student Loan options available through national or provincial government loan programs.

Computer Loans

As you venture through school, computers have become a necessity. As you enter into post-secondary education - Do you take the home computer with you? Do you need it upgraded? Do you need a new computer of your own?

Cypress CU offers an excellent opportunity to assist students through school with aid of a computer - Satisfy your need with our Computer Loan For Students!

Borrow at Prime Interest rate up to $5,000 and enjoy the convenience and necessity of a computer at your finger tips.

Schools

Well, you have decided to further pursue your education - but which institution would you like to attend? We have attached some links to Canadian post-secondary schools that are close to home.

 

For links to additional Canadian post-secondary institutions not on this list, click here. (schoolfinder.com)

Money Saving Tips

  • Tips to save money while away from home:
  • Buy a bus pass and take the bus instead of driving. This will help to save on parking costs and gas… and in most cases you will get dropped off right in front of school! No walking across the parking lot in the cold winter weather.
  • In the summer, ride your bike or walk instead of driving - you'll save money AND get in shape!
  • Look for used text books - they can be a fraction of the cost of new textbooks.
  • Buying coffee at the local coffee shop can cost as much as $50/month. Instead of stopping on the way to class, why not make your own coffee at home?
  • Take money from the ATM only once a week. This will help you to keep track of your spending and make you more conscious of your decisions.
  • When buying food, there are many money saving tips that you can try.
    • Coupons are a great way to save money
    • Plan your menus in advance - this will help to eliminate impulse buys
    • Comparison shop
    • Look into meal plans on campus
    • Shop with a list… and avoid shopping when you are hungry.
  • Get a part time job doing something that you enjoy - this will help to pay some bills AND give you valuable experience when you are done school.
  • Rent is possibly one of the biggest expenses of your post-secondary experience.
  • Why not get a room-mate or look into student housing options?

Scholarships

Cypress Credit Union and the Johny Hein Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer scholarships to  students in the area served by Cypress Credit Union Limited. These scholarships have been implemented as a part of Cypress Credit Union’s commitment to the ongoing development of our youth and as a part of the credit union’s commitment to the communities we serve.

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