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Government increases emergency funding for B.C. post-secondary students

Posted on April 2, 2020



The Government of B.C. announced on Thursday, April 2 that it will significantly increase emergency funding available to post-secondary students. The one-time $3.5-million investment will supplement existing student emergency financial assistance.

Students who attend one of B.C.’s 25 public post-secondary institutions can access these funds by contacting their school's financial aid office, which will assist with the application process. Each post-secondary institution will determine the specific amount a student can receive based on their individual needs. 

Read the full government announcement:

April 2, 2020 | Province boosts emergency funding supports for students

How to apply 

Update – Thursday, April 9, 2020:

Applications for the first round of emergency bursary funding closed on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. VCC will re-open applications upon securing additional funds.

Students are also encouraged review VCC's Scholarship, Bursary and Award Guide, available through VCC Financial Aid