AMBS Financial Aid for Canadians

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is a seminary of both Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. We have a long history of serving Canadian Mennonites and educating people who have gone on to lead congregations, church agencies and other organizations.

Pay tuition at par

Canadian students pay tuition at par and can exchange up to $1,500 CND at par with U.S. dollars each semester to use for living expenses.

AMBS need-based financial aid

The financial aid program at AMBS is based primarily on need. All admitted students, regardless of course load, are eligible to apply for financial aid.

AMBS makes need-based financial aid available to all eligible students, regardless of course load. To learn more, see “Determine your enrollment status”.


We offer merit-based and ministry scholarships to help make your education affordable, whether you study on campus or at a distance. Find the ones that apply to you!

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) Scholarship

A scholarship opportunity for prospective students from MCEC congregations. Deadline to apply is April 1Learn more.

Regional Church and congregational aid

Many congregations and regional churches have loan, forgivable loan and scholarship programs. Applicants should check with their regional church and congregational leaders for information; see also our Regional Church aid for Canadian students webpage.

AMBS also offers grants of up to $2,000 per year that match contributions toward a student’s tuition from churches or regional churches. For information about AMBS matching grants for regional church and congregational contributions, see the Church Partnership FormPlease note: When Canadian students pay tuition and receive financial aid for tuition, Canadian dollars are at par with U.S. dollars. AMBS financial aid, including matching grants, will not exceed the cost of a student’s tuition for the semester.

Canadian student loans

Student loans, funded by the government of Canada and administered with participating provinces, are available to Canadian citizens enrolled in full-time study. Repayment is deferred while full-time status is maintained. Students may contact local banks for information. AMBS is registered with the provincial administrative offices for enrollment of students with Canada Student Loans.

Student employment opportunities

Employment for a student or a spouse is an option, depending on the kind of visa the student holds. However, there are some restrictions related to where someone can seek employment and how the earnings can be used. For information, contact Mary Ann Weber, Admissions Counselor and Student Services Coordinator.

How am I expected to contribute?

Students at AMBS assume major responsibility in meeting the costs of their schooling through savings and other assets, employment (including spouse earnings), and grants or loans. We encourage students to explore all the possibilities for support and can offer counsel about sources of support.

How will my need be determined?

All Canadian students applying for financial aid are asked to complete the AMBS Financial Aid Application (by April 15). Eligibility for financial aid is determined from calculations on this form. The student’s demonstrated need is the difference between the official cost of attendance and the expected contribution of the individual/family. An owned primary residence is not included in the assessment of resources available. Students are encouraged to discuss unusual circumstances or expenses with the director of financial aid.

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