Financial Relief Program

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In over your head? IGNITE’s Financial Relief Program (FRP) is here. When emergency financial situations arise, FRP provides short-term assistance to full-time students and it’s all confidential.

Examples of emergency situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Being kicked out of home/imminent homelessness
  • Physical and/or health issues
  • Child care issues
  • Abuse
If you feel you are in an emergency situation and need help from IGNITE, please fill out the application.

The Financial Relief Program is closed for the semester and will reopen in January 2019.

* Please note that the FRP is not intended to pay for tuition.

* Please contact Communications Director Natalie Bobyk for alternative formats.



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We know that being a student can be hard on your wallet. If you need a little extra, the IGNITE bursary may be able to help.

To be eligible, you must have a proven financial need, demonstrate progress in your program, be a full-time student paying full-time fees; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or a Study Visa student; and have not already received a student financial aid bursary this academic year.

IGNITE bursary funding for Humber College students has been exhausted for the 2018-19 school year. Please see Financial Aid for other scholarship and bursary opportunities.

University of Guelph-Humber students are still eligible to apply for the IGNITE bursary.

Applications for the IGNITE bursary are currently open for all domestic and International students. You must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in order for your application to be considered.

To apply:

Humber students:
Visit the MyHumber website and submit an online application via the Student Awards and Financial Aid link.

Guelph-Humber students:
Visit the GH Financial Aid office in GH 112 to pick up and submit a bursary application.

*Please note bursary applications take between two and four weeks to process.

Tax Clinic

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High school taught you how to dissect a frog and the Pythagorean Theorem, but you still can’t do your taxes. Let us do them for you! We have a team of student volunteers ready to prepare your tax return for you.

Our Tax Clinic runs from March 26th – April 26th, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sit down one-on-one with trained accounting students and take care of your taxes. Book your half hour appointment by clicking the link below and take all those tax worries off your mind.

The IGNITE Tax Clinic is currently closed, and will reopen in Winter 2019.

Unfortunately our tax clinic may not be able to cover the needs of every student. We can help students with modest incomes and a simple tax situation. Students with more complex tax returns should speak to a professional financial advisor. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following:

  • You are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • You have a business or rental income/expenses
  • You have capital gains/losses
  • You have filed for bankruptcy
  • You own a property or home

Additional Resources

Learn more about your taxes here:

Please note you must be a current Humber or Guelph-Humber student to utilize the IGNITE Tax Clinic.