Information for Families

Brandon University encourages families to be interested in the university experience. Having a child or family member attend university for the first time is exciting but can also be stressful. We want to ensure you have access to resources to assist during this transition.

Please note that Brandon University is bound by FIPPA and PHIA Acts to ensure the confidentiality of student records. Parents and supporters may be granted access to student information and records with the express consent of the student themselves. Students who wish to grant access to some or all of their student record (including tuition fee balances) can consent to this by completing the Authorization to Release Information & Proxy Consent Form and submitting it using their official BU student email address.


Information on admission requirements and high school courses needed for various degrees can be found on our Admissions website. When you are ready to apply, follow the steps to apply on the Apply website. If you have questions about how to apply or questions about your offer of admission, please contact the Admissions Office at or 204-727-7356.


If your student has received an offer of admission, they should visit the Accepted Student website for all their next steps, including set-up of their BU login (which will be required to register for classes and apply for scholarships) and set-up of the BU email. BU email is important as this is how most communication is sent to students from the University.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Be sure to check out the scholarships and bursaries available for first-year students. Or contact our Scholarship Office at or 204-727-9737. Some scholarships students are automatically considered for upon admission to BU, and some require an additional scholarship application. Students must be accepted to Brandon University and need their BU login before they can apply for scholarships.

Payment of Tuition

Tuition is due on the first day of each semester. Your family member can pay in person or online. It is recommended to pay at least a week prior to the start of classes. Questions? Contact Financial and Registration Services at or 204-727-9724.

How do we opt out of the Health and Dental plan?

Information about the Health and Dental plan can be found here. You can opt out of the plan if your family already has coverage.

Resources for Families

Please review these helpful hints written by our professional counsellors: