StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. It also has programs for borrowers who need help repaying their loans.
Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program – This provincial program provides grant funding to adults enrolled in adult basic education, adult special education and intermediate English as a Second language courses.
Assistance Program for Students with Disabilities – Depending on your need, grants of up to $10,000 (up to $12,000 if an attendant is required at school) are available for exceptional education-related services and adaptive equipment.
B.C. Access Grant for Full-time Students with Permanent Disabilities – A grant for students with permanent disabilities of up to $1,000 per year that displaces B.C. student loan funding.
Learning Disability Assessment Bursary – This bursary program is available to part-time or full time students attending British Columbia public post-secondary institutions taking post-secondary level courses. A bursary of up to $1,800 will be made available to eligible applicants with a learning disability.
Supplemental Bursary for Students with Disabilities – This program is for part-time or full-time students with permanent disabilities. It is designed to assist with exceptional educational costs.
The Nurses Education Bursary Program – This provincial program awards up to $1 million in bursary funding a year to nurses and nursing students.
Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF) for former youth in care – The Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF) provides grants for former B.C. youth in care between 19 and 23 years of age who are taking post-secondary level courses at a designated post-secondary institution.
B.C. Employer Training Grant – The BC Employer Training Grant (ETG) replaces older Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG) will help British Columbians gain the skills needed to fill available jobs while helping employers invest in their workforce by equipping workers with the training necessary to help businesses succeed. It is funded through the negotiated Workforce Development Agreement (WDA).
Canada Student Grant for Students from Low-income Families – $250 per month of study available to students from low-income families who:
Canada Student Grant for Students from Middle-income Families – $100 per month of study available to students from middle-income families who:
Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students with Dependants – $200 per month of study per each child under 12 years of age. This grant is available to students with dependants who:
Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Studies – Available to students who:
Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students with Dependants – Available to students with dependants who:
Important: Exceptions can be made for low-income students with dependants 12 or older who have a disability.
Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities – $2,000 per loan year available to students who:
Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities – Up to $8,000 per loan year available to students who:
How to receive your grant or bursary money – Grant and bursary funding is sent by cheque or distributed via a certificate of eligibility by the organization that administers the grant or bursary program.
For information on repaying your student loan, read this brochure
or watch this Student Loan Repayment Webinar for more information.