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Apply early to receive your funding by the start of the semester. The application deadline is six weeks before the end of the semester and check out dates and deadlines.
Part-time funding - Apply early as processing time is six to eight weeks.
Apply by the deadline in order to have your application processed before the fee payment deadline and note that funding is limited.
If you apply after the fee payment deadline, you will need to pay your fees in full in order to avoid being de-registered from all courses and removed from all waitlists. You will receive a refund for the eligible courses if you qualify for funding.
Awards, Bursaries, & Scholarship
Applications are open between the following dates and must be applied online:
Apply for a fee deferral if you:
Complete a request for a fee deferral by the date and deadlines to avoid being de-registered from all courses and removed from all waitlists.
Normal fee payment deadlines will apply to students who have not submitted completed fee deferral forms for fee payment.
If you have been approved for a student loan or grant funding through another province or territory, you can apply for a fee deferral.
Normal fee payment deadlines will apply to students who have not submitted completed fee deferral forms for fee payment. If these deadlines are not met, students will be de-registered from all classes and removed from all waitlists.
NOTE: If you submit a fee deferral and decide not to attend one or more of your courses, or if you are disqualified at any time after the fee payment deadline, you are responsible for dropping your courses. Penalties will be assessed as though fees were paid by cash.
See the dates and deadlines for current deadline dates.
Adult Upgrading Grant funding is available for the following programs and courses:
Apply early in order to have your application processed before the fee payment deadline.
Funding is available for part-time students enrolled in eligible programs. Programs must be offered full time and designated for student loan funding to be eligible. View a list of eligible programs.
Students enrolled part-time (3 to 8.5 credits), may complete a part-time application form to apply for grant and part-time loan funding. This program covers educational costs such as tuition, books, transportation and unsubsidized child care costs. It does not cover living costs.
Processing time: Approximately six to eight weeks. Apply early! See the Dates and deadlines page for current deadline dates.
Application process: Drop off your completed application form at the Financial Aid Office. We will check it for completeness and forward your application for processing to StudentAid BC. You will be notified by letter of your eligibility by StudentAid BC.
One application is used for the following programs:
Funding: If approved, you will receive a document to take to the post office for processing. You will need two pieces of ID, including your SIN card and picture ID issued by either the provincial or federal government.
Who qualifies: If you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or convention refugee whose income is low and are registered part time in an eligible program, you may qualify if you meet all other eligibility requirements.
Fee payment: Pay your fees or complete a fee deferral by the deadline. If you are completing a fee deferral, provide a copy of your notification of assessment letter as proof of your funding. To receive your funds, you must be registered. Regular fee payment deadlines apply for students applying for funding. Please pay your fees or complete a fee deferral by the deadline to avoid de-registration and/or late fees.