Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid will have you jumping for joy! CanIL operates a generous Awards Program to help students avoid, reduce or eliminate debt. Awards are available for all degree programs, training tracks, and individual Linguistics courses.

Students should complete a Financial Aid application for each semester in which they will be taking courses. Applications completed and submitted by the following dates will be reviewed shortly after the deadline and students will be notified by email of their award for that upcoming semester.

  • Summer Semester – apply by April 15
  • Fall Semester – apply by July 15
  • “Spring” Semester (CanIL West) – apply by November 15
  • “Winter” Semester (CanIL East) – apply by November 15

Applications submitted after these dates will be received and considered. However, the student must request permission from the Financial Aid Committee at financial-aid@canil.ca prior to completing the application form. These applications will be processed when the committee is able and the students will be notified in due time.

Note: Students are required to notify the Financial Aid Committee if any details change in their application, especially in regards to the number of courses being taken. If there are any changes, the award may be adjusted. The final award is placed in each student’s school account after the add / drop deadline. Details regarding registration are confirmed before the award is given.

CanIL Awards are presented in three sections: All Students, New Students, and Launch Students.

Awards for all students

The following two awards are generally available to all students.

1.1 CanIL Bursary
This per-course bursary provides financial support to all students towards the costs of tuition and living expenses.

1.2 Graduate Entrance Award
This $3,000 award is available to all full-time graduate students commencing the MA LING or the MALT program.

Awards for NEW Students

The following three awards are generally available to students as they begin their study program. Exceptions do exist, so please read the eligibility criteria carefully.

2.1 Language & Culture Discovery Grant

Interested in language and culture? Explore the possibilities! Linguistics courses fulfill elective credit requirements for a number of TWU degree programs. As the Linguistics Department at TWU and Tyndale, CanIL (Canada Institute of Linguistics) provides cross-cultural and linguistics classes. This understanding of language and culture will broaden your worldview and better equip you for various contexts in an increasingly global community. Check with your advisor and program worksheet to see if this is an option that you should pursue.

2.2 CanIL-PAONL Joint Scholarship

Canada Institute of Linguistics and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL) are excited to provide a joint scholarship that funds 75% of tuition costs for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics at Tyndale University.

The vision driving this program is the desire to come alongside individuals from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador who have responded to God’s call on their lives and want to serve language communities in the world that still do not have access to the Scriptures.

Awards for LAUNCH Students

CanIL Launch offers additional financial aid for students pursuing a vocational calling within the global Bible Translation movement. The six awards listed are available only to students accepted into Launch. Full details of the awards are provided upon application and acceptance.

3.1 Ministry Boost Award

Students in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch) who expect soon to graduate with a BA LING, MA LING, MALT degree, or a Training Track, and who plan to join a Bible Translation organization, such as Wycliffe Bible Translators or Pioneer Bible Translators, are eligible. The award will normally be given near the beginning of the student’s second year in CanIL Launch provided there is evidence of adequate participation and progress.

3.2 Church Matching Grant

Students who participate in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch) (link) and are in a BA LING, MA LING, MALT degree, or a Training Track program are eligible to receive additional financial aid through the Church Matching Grant program.

3.3 Ministry Team Matching Grant

Students who participate in CanIL Launch (ReLaunch) (link) and are in a MALT or MA LING degree program, or a Training Track are eligible to receive additional financial aid through the Ministry Team Matching Grant program.

3.4 Undergraduate Internship Award

The Undergraduate Internship Award exists to help qualified BA LING students pay the travel-related costs associated with their chosen and approved for-credit internship. The award is available for both domestic and international trips. Students qualifying for this award may also apply for a CanIL Bursary to defray the tuition costs of their related coursework.

Amount per Award: Up to $3,000

To Apply: Information will be made available to qualifying students upon request. Students will be required to complete and submit an application.

3.5 Graduate Experiential Education Award

The Graduate Experiential Education Award exists to help qualified MALT students pay the travel-related costs associated with their chosen and approved for-credit internship, and qualified MA LING students to fund fieldwork for pursuing approved thesis research. The award is available for both domestic and international trips. Students qualifying for this award may also apply for a CanIL Bursary to defray the tuition costs of their related coursework.

Amount per Award: Up to $3,000

To Apply: Information will be made available to qualifying students upon request. Students will be required to submit an online application.

3.6 Biblical Languages & Translation Award

The Biblical Languages & Translation Award exists to give select graduate students in a *MALT degree program, and who are also registered in CanIL Launch, an opportunity to fulfill the Intro Greek or Intro Hebrew language requirement of their program by attending a study program in Jerusalem. This is typically a short summer program but the award may also be applied to a longer program. No additional funding is provided in this case.

* A student enrolled in the MA LING program may also apply for this award, as long as they meet the application requirements, and register for the appropriate Exegesis I course in the fall semester immediately following the summer course. The summer course and the Exegesis I course would be taken outside of the MA LING program, but still appear on the academic transcript.

Amount per Award: Up to $3,000. (A maximum of three awards per summer are available.)

To Apply: Interested CanIL Launch students should contact the MALT Program Director to register their interest by 15 February including a statement of how they hope studying Hebrew in Jerusalem will impact their future work or ministry. The MALT Program Director will then select suitable applicants according to the three (3) awards available in a given year. The selected students will make a separate financial aid application for the award before the Spring Financial Aid application deadline (usually mid-April).

Awards for DMin (BT) Students

Candidates for the Doctor of Ministry: Bible Translation Specialization, offered in partnership with ACTS Seminaries, are eligible to receive up to 50% of their program costs through CanIL Financial Aid. Program costs are paid to ACTS by the student on a monthly subscription basis over a three-year period. As of the 2021-22 academic year, CanIL provides each qualified student CAD$3,500 per year for three years. Please note: students who extend their study program beyond the three-year period are responsible to pay all subsequent costs.

Financial Aid: Partner Schools

We encourage CanIL students to pursue the bursaries, awards, grants and scholarships available to them through our partner schools.

  • BA LING and MA LING students should contact TWU for additional financial aid options.
  • MALT and DMin (BT) students should contact ACTS for additional financial aid options.
  • BA LING students at CanIL East should contact Tyndale for additional financial aid options.

Financial Aid: Beyond Our Partner Schools

If you are enrolled in CanIL courses but do not fit any of the above categories, you may still be eligible for other sources of financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Committee Chair by emailing financial-aid@canil.ca.

For further information, please contact us at inquiry@canil.ca or call us at 1-604-513-2129 / 1-888-513-2129 (toll-free).

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