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Student Awards & Financial Aid

Student Awards & Financial Aid provides financial support, information and advice to help students achieve their post-secondary goals. We administer and process:

Student Awards & Financial Aid staff are committed to assisting students with honesty, integrity and respect.

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The University aspires to identify students in need and ensure that all eligible students admitted to full-time undergraduate programs have the financial assistance necessary to complete their studies.

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  1. Apr. 30, 2018When is spring 2018 OSAP issued?

    When will I receive my spring 2018 OSAP funding?

    Student Awards & Financial Aid confirms your enrolment electronically with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. We start this process 1 week before classes began and you could receive your funding as early as the first week of May. This process will continue throughout the  term.

    What can I do to make sure I get my funding at the start of the term?

  2. Apr. 20, 2018StudentAid BC – Spring 2018 Appendix 3's

    It has come to our attention that the Institution Portal for StudentAid BC crashed on April 9, 2018. With this crash numerous Appendix 3’s were cleared from the system, and student accounts were not updated. Students who require StudentAid BC funding to arrange their fees by the April 24, 2018 Promissory Note deadline, and whose Appendix 3 has a status of “outstanding” must submit a NEW StudentAid BC application online by 12:00 pm (noon) April 24, 2018 in order to avoid being charged a late fee.

  3. Mar. 28, 2018International Tuition Grant

    International Tuition Grants for the spring term will be posted as anticipated aid on Quest within a few days of becoming available. Amounts will be updated, as required, throughout the Promissory Note period.

    This grant is offered to upper year international undergraduate students (2A and higher). They will see a net 5% tuition increase (instead of 8.5% - 15%) after the tuition award is applied to their account. This tuition award will help minimize fee increases and provide more consistency for students. 

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What's your Net Tuition?

If you have an OSAP application, click "What's my Net Tuition?" at the bottom of your fee bill to find out!

How to apply for OSAP

Watch this video to learn about applying for OSAP.

Finance presentation