Undergraduate Students

Loans: BC Residents (Part-Time)

Undergraduate students who are enrolled in 3 – 8 units at SFU exclusively are considered to be studying part-time. Note: students with a recognized permanent disability (who have been approved through StudentAid BC) who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units per term can be considered to be studying full-time; to discuss your options, please contact us.

If you are enrolled in more than 8 units, see the BC Residents (Full-Time) section. If you are enrolled in less than 3 units, you are ineligible for government student loan funding.

How to Apply

StudentAid BC assists eligible BC residents with the federal part-time student financial assistance program.

As a part-time post-secondary student, the part-time student financial assistance program does not cover living costs.  This program assists with costs associated with the following: tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and child care up to the funding maximums.

For further information, including what are available, eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit Explore Part-Time funding options.

Click here for the Part-Time Studies application. Once complete, bring your signed application to Financial Aid and Awards office for processing at six weeks before your term end date.


Please note: Loans offered by Canadian governments are available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants. If you belong to a different student group, please see our International Students (Including US) page.