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Emergency Funding

Unfortunate circumstances can arise without a moment’s notice. Red Deer College does not want you nor your studies to suffer as a result. Review our emergency funding options below or discuss your situation with a Student Connect Centre advisor.    

Emergency Bursaries

The RDC Emergency Bursary is intended to assist students experiencing a financial shortfall due to unforeseen circumstances. To determine if you are eligible to receive an emergency bursary, please answer the following questions: 

  • Are you experiencing a financial shortfall due to unforseen circumstances?
  • Are you currently attending classes at RDC?
  • Is your current study period at least 4 weeks in length? 

If you answered yes to all of the above, please proceed to the Emergency Bursary Application. Please note the Emergency Bursary Committee meets weekly. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted if more information is required.  

Emergency Loans

Emergency loans are available to students who have yet to receive their funding due to an unanticipated delay. Emergency loans must be repaid within 30 days (extenuating circumstances will be considered). Contact the Student Connect Centre to discuss your emergency loan eligibility. 

Students' Association of RDC Food Bank

The Students' Association of Red Deer College provides food bank services to students experiencing financial shortfalls. Complete the Students' Association of RDC Food Bank Application if you would like to access this resource. Please note students are limited to a maximum of one hamper per four-month term and a lifetime maximum of three hampers in total.  

Bus Passes

If you find yourself in a transportation emergency, contact the Student Connect Centre to discuss accessing bus tickets. 


Student Connect Centre 
Room 1102 | RDC 
Box 5005 - 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e: studentconnect [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
Click here to book an appointment with the Student Connect Centre 

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Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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