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Education Funding Links & Resources

Financial Assistance including Loans, Grants, Bursaries and Benefits
Funding options available to support you in reaching your career goals through education, apprenticeships or other assistance programs.

Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP) helps adults enrolled in skills upgrading, education and training courses.

British Columbia Student Loan Service Bureau is an accredited Service Bureau in the distribution of loans, monitoring students’ interest-free status, collecting repayments from borrowers and remitting to the province.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year (level) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.

Canada Benefits Search for Federal benefits programs by eligibility criteria.

Canada Student Loans provides loans and grants to Canadians attending a University, College, Trade School, or Vocational School, if they need help financing their education.

Canada Study Grant for the Accomodation of Students with Permanent Disablities for students if their permanent disability creates barriers to post-secondary education, may be eligible for a non-repayable Canada study grant of up to $8,000 per program year.

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Program is open to students who, after completing two years of study at a B.C. public college, university college or institute, must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in B.C. to complete their degree.

Millenium Access Bursary is given automatically to dependent students who apply for student loans, whose parental contribution is assessed at less than $1,000.

The Minerva Foundation has established an Education Awards program with British Columbia’s post-secondary institutions to help BC women advance themselves by continuing their education.

Pacific Leaders Program (BC Public Service) Information on fellowships, scholarships and loan forgiveness for BC Public Service employees and their families.

Post Secondary Application Service of British Columbia Apply online to any BC post secondary school. Some online courses can also be accessed.

StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. This includes the BC Student Assistance Program for persons with disabilities, students with dependents and students on income assistance. Database of scholarships, grants and cash awards available to Canadian students. Requires free membership.

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