Graduate Students

Loans: BC Residents (Full-Time)

Graduate students must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a student loan eligible program.  If you have concerns about your program being eligible/ineligible, please contact us.

If you are not enrolled full-time, see the BC Residents (Part-Time) section. If you are enrolled in less than 2 units, you are ineligible for government student loan funding.

StudentAid BC assists eligible BC residents with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans and grants.  It is a partnership between the provincial and federal governments.

As a full-time post-secondary student, you have the primary responsibility of paying for your education.  Most students meet their costs through employment income, savings, assets, support from family, scholarships, bursaries and/or awards.  However, if this is not enough, StudentAid BC may be able to supplement (not replace) your own financial resources to help you reach your educational goals. 

StudentAid BC is helping make post-secondary education more affordable for BC residents through their loans (repayable) and grants (non-repayable funding) programs.  Studentsare automatically assessed for both BC student loans and grants (provided by the provincial government) and Canada student loans and grants (provided by the federal government) when they submit their applications for funding on a term by term basis. For more information and to apply, please visit StudentAid BC.

How do I maintain interest-free status?

How does split enrollment work if you are attending two schools?

How will withdrawing from a course affect my student loan?

How will failing a course affect my student loan?

How does repayment work?

Student Loan Repayment Webinars

The National Student Loans Service Center (NSLSC) offers online presentations (webinars) on the student loan repayment process. The webinars will be beneficial to both school staff and students, as it will assist students with their obligations when repaying their student loans, and will provide answers on:

  • How to save money
  • How to avoid repayment difficulties
  • How to maintain your student loan

The webinars are 45 to 60 minutes long and can be viewed on a computer, tablet or Android/ iPhone.

To view the Student Loan Repayment Webinars, click on the link below:




Please note: Government-issued student financial assistance, including loans and grants, is available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or students that have protected person status based on your province of residence. US Residents can be considered for US Federal Direct Funding and other targeted resources. If you belong to a different student group, please see our International Students page.