Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office administers a wide variety of financial aid programs, including loans, grants, scholarships, bursaries and awards.

Government programs administered by the Financial Aid Office include the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program and the Part-time Studies Application. In addition, the Financial Aid Office allocates scholarships, awards and bursaries made available to students through the Douglas College Foundation.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to returning students who have achieved a record of academic excellence at Douglas College. Students must have completed a minimum of 12 graded credits at Douglas College with a minimum GPA of 3.5 prior to submitting an application for scholarships. Participation in college and community activities may also be considered.

See the full list of scholarships available.

Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available to new and returning students demonstrating financial need. Preference is given to students who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans, and are still in need. Returning students must have a minimum 2.0 semester GPA. 

See the full list of bursaries available.

Awards

A limited number of awards are available to returning students who have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans, and who still demonstrate financial need. Participation in college and community activities may also be considered. 

See the full list of awards available.

Student loans and grants

Government loans, issued through StudentAidBC, are available to both full-time and part-time students. Students who are approved for government loans may qualify to defer the payment of their tuition fees until they receive their funding. Emergency loans may be available to students whose loans are delayed beyond the normal processing time. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Find out more about student loans.

Financial Aid advisors are available for drop-in appointments to assist students with their financial planning. Assistance with student loan applications, reassessments and appeals is also available.