Financial Aid and Awards

Costs becoming a barrier? Financing your studies!

Financial Aid & Awards administers financial support programs that are based on merit and need for undergraduate students studying at Saint Mary's University. Providing students with access to a variety of financial resources, tools, and information; by rewarding academic excellence with awards; offering valuable expertise on government loans and creating job opportunities for students through the Work-Study program.

Need help with your spending plan, figuring out your resources, or discussing special financial circumstances? Talk to one of the Financial Aid & Awards Officers for personalized support and advice.

Blended Service for Summer 2021

Effective July 5, 2021, Financial Aid & Awards will once again offer blended services for students.

In-person services

  • In-person appointments are available only to students.
  • Services will be offered in 15-minute appointments at the Financial Aid & Awards Office, located in McNally Main, Room 108.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, and all campus health and safety protocols must be followed.
  • Students will be required to complete the Check In/Out Form when they arrive and leave Campus.

Virtual services

  • Inquiries, questions, and forms can be submitted to (please include your A# and full name).
  • Phone services can be accessed by calling 902.496.8731 on Mondays from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and Tuesday-Friday from 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please note, phone services will not be available on Friday, July 23rd. They will resume on Monday, July 26th, 2021.
  • For more in-depth advising, phone appointments are currently available Monday-Friday and can be booked by calling the number above or clicking the Book Now button below.




Meet our staff:

Circle Profile w/t extra space - Marcella Abreu, FAA Officer 
Marcella Abreu, Assistant Registrar, Student Finances

Marcella is passionate about the global community and international cultures. She will focus on helping you reach your academic goals by alleviating your financial pressures.


Taryn Hines Circle Image for profile
Taryn Hines, Financial Aid & Awards Officer

Taryn has a background in fine arts and a keen interest in health and wellness, including your financial wellbeing. She will help you navigate student loans and overcome financial barriers, so you can get the most out of your degree.

Tara Whitney, Financial Aid & Awards Officer




Our Videos:

The SMU-How2 Video Series is designed to help show our new students how to make a smoother transition into a new independent life at Saint Mary’s University. 

Our Services:



McNally Hallway w/t Space and Line

‌Financial Aid & Awards 
Service Centre, McNally Main 108
T: (902) 496.8731
F: (902) 420.5151



Share: Page Feedback