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Important student information: B.C. wildfires

Athabasca University extends its sincerest thoughts and well-wishes to students, their families, and friends, who have been affected by the devastating wildfires in British Columbia.

Your well-being is of utmost importance to us and right now the best thing that you can do, is to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

If you are a Faculty of Business student living in one of the affected B.C. wildfire areas, please note that AU has made the following accommodations:

  • Free course withdrawals, including a full tuition refund
  • Waived exam re-booking fees
  • Waived course-extension fees
  • Replacement of any lost or damaged AU course materials

Given the severity of the damage, we recognize that some students may have to put studies on hold for a while. If you are one of these students, we’ll be here when you’re ready to return. We want you to successfully complete your course(s) on a timeline that works for you and your family. We are here to help with any and all steps in the process.

Contact us, we are here to help

If there is any way that we can help reduce concerns over your studies with AU please don’t hesitate to contact us at our Student Support Centre.

Undergraduate students: 1-800-468-6531 or

Graduate students: 1-800-561-4650 or

AU natural disaster emergency bursary

The AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursaries are intended to assist AU students with continuing with their education without interruption due to being affected by a natural disaster. Recipients are eligible to apply for a second bursary upon successful completion of initial bursary funded course.

Student Lifeline (AUSU & AUGSA)

As a student with Athabasca University you are eligible for mental health and wellness support through Student Lifeline, sponsored by AUSU and AUGSA.

  • July 11, 2017
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