Student Loans

Student Loans are provided by the Federal and Provincial Governments; Banks (example Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank); and other Financial Institutions.

Loans do need to be paid back, usually on a monthly installment as determined by the provider; starting about six months after the completion of a student’s program.

Are you considering applying for a student loan?

The StudentAidBC process has changed as of March 2018.

To receive student financial assistance, you must meet all of these basic eligibility criteria:

Applications open in June 2018. For full details visit:

StudentAid BC  ~  2018/2019 Program Year  ~ Now Available

StudentAidBC assists with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships. They also have programs that help with loan repayment.

Full-time applications for the StudentAid BC 2018/2019 Program Year for classes starting between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 are now available.

Note that applications for part-time studies for the 2018/2019 Program Year will be available soon.  For details visit:

*Check the status of your application 24/7 with the automated system. Staff are available Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm PST.   1-800-561-1818



Student Aid B.C. :

Can Learn Canada:

Financial Aid for Students with Permanent Disabilities:


StudentAidBC Trades Programs Grant – This program provides grant funding to encourage eligible students to attend targeted high priority programs at eligible B.C. public post-secondary institutions. There is no need to apply. You will automatically be assessed for this grant when you apply for a student loan. You may be eligible if you:
-Qualify for StudentAid BC funding for the 2015/2016 program year
-Attend full-time studies in foundation or pre-apprentice programs (listed below in link);
-Enrol at an eligible B.C. public post-secondary institution.
For details visit: