Aeroplan, a Canadian loyalty program, will now allow people to pay university or college tuition using miles collected when they shop at certain retailers, use certain credit cards or fly on Air Canada. The University of New Brunswick and Centennial College are among the first institutions to sign up. Aeroplan miles may be converted at a rate of 35,000 for $250 off one’s own tuition or someone else’s. There’s no limit on conversion. Higher Ed Points, which is behind the program, offers form e-mails students can use to request that friends and family donate their miles.
Tuition now payable by points
Aeroplan miles can be used at UNB and Centennial College