Finance for students

Being a student can be a great time of your life as you study, make new friends and discover new interests.

Check out our tips and tools to help you keep track of your finances and set yourself up for success for the future.

Tips for students

Hear from a Scotia advisor on how you can build better savings habits.

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Check out our Student Banking 101 video.

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How you can build a back-to-school budget.

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What you should know before you start using a credit card.

Student banking accounts

Get a student bank account that rewards you for being you.


Getting There Savings Program for Youth

Start building healthy financial habits early

  • No monthly account fee
  • Unlimited debit2 and Interac e-Transfer transactions3
  • Earn rewards on debit transactions4

Student Banking Advantage® Plan 


A worry-free account matched for student life.

  • Earn a $75 welcome bonus1 and up to 7,500 Scene+ points when you bundle your banking – up to $150 in total value**!
  • No monthly account fee2
  • Unlimited debit3 and Interac e-Transfer transactions
  • Earn points on everyday purchases with the Scene+TM program 4

Student Life 101

Here are some of our tips so that you can make the most of your school year as a student, from signing a lease on your first apartment to paying back your student loan.


What is money management?

Money and the lingo that goes with it can sound daunting, for sure. But as with anything, the more you learn the more empowered you’ll feel.


Credit: You’ve heard about it, so now let’s talk about it.

Step-by-step introduction to credit, credit scores, credit cards and more.


Saving and investing your money 

Understanding where your money lives and how it grows is an important part of taking control of your finances.

Useful tools


Learn where you are spending and saving

A great way to plan for your financial future is to understand where you are now. Use our calculator for a better picture of your finances and to help you budget for your goals.


Looking for a card that’s right for you?

Take the guesswork out of choosing a credit or debit card. Use our tool to pick the type of reward that you’re most interested in.

More Resources


Student Internships

Check out Scotia’s internships and co-op placements.


International students

A new culture, country and school are a lot to get used to. Our StartRight Program aims to make living and banking in Canada easier for you.