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Douglas College > Student Services > Financial > Financial Aid > FAQ
Visit DEVISE a Plan for tools to plan your funding for education.
Visit APPLY for a Loan/Grant for information on how to apply for full-time and part-time student funding.
BC students can apply through StudentAid BC and out of province students may need to apply through their home province.
Drop by the Financial Aid Office for assistance with your application since we have computers for students to use.
Talk to a Financial Aid Advisor for help with an appeal or reassessment, if you did not receive enough funding or your situation changes after you applied for student loan/grant funding.
Students with approved student loan/grant funding and are unable to pay their fees prior to the fee payment deadline, may request a fee deferral.
Approved fee deferrals allows your fees to be paid directly from your student loan/grant and are only applied for one semester at a time.
Students approved for student loan funding sometimes experience unusual delays in the processing of their loan at the start of the semester. Temporary assistance may be available until the student loan funding arrives.
The emergency advance is required to be repaid from the loan or grant disbursement. Drop by the Financial Aid Office to talk to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information.
Visit MANAGE Your Loan for information on how to stay in touch with your student loan provider and maintain proof of your ongoing studies.
Swing by REPAY Your Loan for information on repayment of student loans.
The Adult Upgrading Grant helps students based on financial need who are enrolled in upgrading courses and special education programs:
Apply early as funds are limited and by the end of late registration.
Drop by the Financial Aid Office to talk to a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss available options.
Tuition for former youth in care will be waived for B.C. students who are between 19-26 years of age (inclusive) attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application form below. This program is open to students pursuing programs that lead to a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree. Students enrolled in graduate programs or post-graduate courses are not eligible. Students registering in Continuing Education courses are also eligible.
Students who wish to be considered for the waiver while studying at Douglas College must complete the Provincial Tuition Waiver Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office at either the Coquitlam or New Westminster Campus.
For more information, check out BC Government.
Visit scholarships, bursaries, and awards administered by Douglas College for more information.
You may be eligible if you:
Participation in college and community activities may also be considered.
Apply online within the dates listed below:
Visit entrance scholarships and entrance awards for listings of the funds available.
Students who receive an entrance scholarship or award are also eligible for priority registration.
Visit graduation awards and graduation scholarships for listings of the awards and scholarships available.
Visit awards, bursaries, and scholarships for information on other scholarships, bursaries, and awards not administered by Douglas College.
Check in your local community, credit unions, unions, businesses, organizations, and agencies for possible sources of funds.
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