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We continue to receive a high volume of emails regarding emergency financial assistance.
The Douglas College COVID-19 Emergency Fund is for both domestic and international students who can demonstrate an emergency financial need, and is not meant to replace government funding programs such as Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, the temporary rent supplement program, or student loan programs.
Emergency financial assistance does not cover tuition.
This fund may provide assistance with groceries, rent, utilities, transit, technology and books required for course work.
If you can demonstrate an emergency financial need you may qualify for this fund and should complete the Douglas College COVID-19 Emergency Fund Application Form.
Please note that we will be assessing your need based on:
We are doing our best to process requests as quickly as possible, however please note that the response time is approximately 2 weeks.
For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit this page.
The government of B.C. and Canada have provided the following resources during the COVID-19 outbreak :
There are many resources available to students for financial assistance. Some are specific to student status. If you are unsure of whether you qualify for a specific assistance program please meet with a Student Success Advisor to discuss your options further.
Funding your studies:
Financial Support from Douglas:
Funding through your bank:
Inquire about requesting a student line of credit through a bank or credit union. Talk to your bank or credit union to see if you qualify for a student line of credit or other financing options.
Financial planning will help you with managing your finances and is the key to success. Refer to our Cost of living calculator and Budget worksheet. See more under DEVISE a Plan.
Adult Upgrading Grant
Funding for Aboriginal students
Funding for students with disabilities
Funding for international students
Funding for students studying abroad
Funding for students receiving income assistance
Questions? Find answers here.