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Douglas College faculty, staff and administration are working hard to provide instructional and support services to our students while following the recommendations of health authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Financial Aid Update
During these unprecedented times, many people will face financial hardships, including our students. Douglas College is here to help. To help reduce hardship during this time, Douglas College students have access to a just-announced emergency financial aid fund totaling $600,000.
These funds are available for both domestic and international students enrolled in either the Winter or Summer semester.
To learn whether you are eligible for emergency funding, please contact a Student Success Advisor. Eligible students can expect to receive funding within two weeks after approval.
Please visit the Financial Aid webpage for more information on the types of financial aid available to Douglas College students.
Winter Term Grading
Douglas College is using the current grading model for the Winter 2020 semester to preserve students’ academic records. As a university-transfer institution, a considerable number of our students transfer their credits to other institutions after leaving Douglas College. Moving to a pass/fail grading method could limit potential progression into degrees, or to other institutions, and compromise future educational opportunities for students.
While we strongly encourage students to complete their courses for Winter, you do have some options:
We do caution that opting for a ‘W’ notation may have impacts on financial assistance funding and immigration. If you are considering withdrawing, we strongly encourage you to speak with the appropriate areas regarding the impact on your personal situation:
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Office of the Registrar
Canada Emergency Response Benefits
BC Emergency Benefit for Workers
Government of Canada Economic Response Plan
Tax filing and payment due dates
World Health Organization
Government of Canada Public Health Agency
Government of Canada Travel Advice
BC Centre for Disease Control
Province of British Columbia Pandemic Preparedness