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Important Announcements

The “Scholarship/Award/Bursary Profile” is now available. Log into your student record to update your profile with the current 2018/2019 academic year information.  Next deadline is March 31, 2019.  If you do not have a student number, start your application to VIU to become a student.

The Financial Aid & Award Office is committed to supporting students in their search for financial assistance, both in the form of loans and awards, and in helping students to make the best use of these resources. This Office works closely with the faculties and the Student Services branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training to foster and support student access to financial assistance.

We offer a wide variety of financial assistance to students who require funding to attend Vancouver Island University.

A sincere thank you to all individuals and organizations committed to supporting student success and access to higher education!

Financial Aid and Awards Handbook

A quick financial aid guide to assist staff and students.

VIU Financial Aid and Awards Handbook

  • Government Financial Assistance Programs
    • StudentAid BC – Canada Student Loan, BC Loan & Grant, Millennium Scholarship General Fund
    • Part-Time Studies Application for Part-Time Studies or Students with Disabilities
    • Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) formerly Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP)
  • Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation
    • Information for these, and other topics, available on this website:
      • Single Parent Employment Initiative
      • WorkBC
      • Income Assistance
      • Disability Assistance

Other Funding Sources

Trades Funding Sources

  • VIU Trades Scholarships & Awards
  • Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL)
  • BC Access Grant
  • Industry Training Authority
  • WorkBC Apprenticeship
  • Additional “Jobs Based Training Courses” at VIU
  • Red Seal Trades – Tax Credits
  • LNG Apprentice funding opportunity (Tuition and Books)

Updated: February 1, 2019 — 4:39 am

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