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Being a student at a college or university is an exciting time. You may be living on your own or commuting to school for the first time. Either way, you are likely facing a few expenses that you didn't have while you were in high school. Below you will find products, advice and tips to help you manage the cost of student living.

Student Banking

Tuition, books and everyday necessities can add up. That’s why, as a student, you’ll bank for free with CUA's myChequing Student Account. With no monthly fee, the account includes five free e-transfers and 30 monthly transactions.
CUA also offers Student loans and Lines of Credit that can help cover the costs of student life.

Have questions about any of these products? Speak to a member of the CUA team at 902.492.6500 or

Helpful Articles

CUAuthors are experienced and financially savvy CUA staff who are passionate about helping our personal and commercial members improve their confidence and knowledge of money matters.

Save for school to help take some stress out of paying tuition. Here are a few tips to help your student budget go further. Use your credit card in a way that offers you the most benefit.

Questions and Answers

Do you have questions that aren't here? Let us know!

How can I balance paying my tuition and my bills? Expand/Collapse

A budget is a great place to start. Start by listing all of your income and expenses. Try to factor in a portion of your tuition payment each month to be put into savings, that way when it’s actually due, you have the money set aside. Learn more about budgeting »

As a student, should I get a credit card? Expand/Collapse

A credit card can be a great tool for building your credit and taking advantage of the offered benefits, if you use it responsibly. To start, get a low limit card that you know you’ll be able to pay in full. If you have a credit card with a $500 limit, try to keep that amount of cash in your savings account.

What should I do if I can’t afford to pay my tuition or buy my books? Expand/Collapse

Come and speak to a Financial Advisor. The CUA team would be happy to help you achieve what matters most. Call 902.492.6500 to set up an appointment at the branch nearest you.

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