Fees & Financial Aid :: Sponsorship

Sponsorship is when a company or agency has agreed to be invoiced for your tuition. Whether you're studying part time or full time, sponsorship may be an option for you.

If you are in apprenticeship training, contact BCIT Apprentice Services for sponsorship information.

Sponsorship for part-time studies

If you're a part-time studies student who is being sponsored by a company or agency, here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Complete the required documents

Ensure that you and your sponsor have prepared, completed, and signed the following documents:

Some courses require approval from the program area prior to registration. You are responsible for obtaining this approval prior to submitting the sponsorship registration.

If you would like to authorize BCIT to release your personal information to a third party such as your sponsoring company or agency, complete and submit the Consent to Release Personal Information to Third Party form [PDF]. Note: Student confidentiality is very important to BCIT. Under provincial privacy regulations, BCIT cannot release any personal information about you or your account to any third party without written consent.

Step 2: Submit your completed documents

Send your completed forms and letter to Student Information and Enrolment Services by one of the following methods:

Email: sponsorship@bcit.ca

Fax: 604-430-1331

In person or by mail:
BCIT Student Information and Enrolment Services
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

Note: If you have been authorized to receive funding for completion of all courses required for a BCIT credential, new forms must be submitted for each term in which you are registered.

Step 3: Pay for your course(s)

BCIT will email* an invoice to the sponsoring company or agency. Payment can then be made by credit card through Plastiq, cheque, or electronic funds transfer. BCIT's payment terms for sponsorship invoices are net 20 days.

*A hard copy invoice can be mailed or faxed upon request.

Refunds and Withdrawals

If you withdraw from a course before the refund deadline or if a course is cancelled, the sponsoring company or agency will receive the refund to the same credit card used for the transaction. The refund will include the service charge paid to Plastiq. All other refunds are issued by cheque, in accordance with BCIT's PTS refund policy.

As a sponsored student, you are responsible for:

If you have any questions regarding the sponsorship registration process for part-time studies students, phone Student Information and Enrolment Services at 604-434-1610 or email sponsorship@bcit.ca.

Sponsorship for full-time studies

Once you have received an official letter of acceptance to a BCIT program, you can submit a full-time studies sponsorship request (in the form of a letter of authorization) to have your sponsoring company or agency invoiced for tuition:

Step 1: Obtain a letter of authorization

Ask your sponsoring company or agency to write a letter of authorization detailing the amount and conditions of the contract. This letter must be signed and printed on company letterhead. A new letter must be submitted for each term you are registered. Please view the Sample Letter of Authorization for Full-time Studies [PDF].

If you would like to authorize BCIT to release your personal information to a third party such as your sponsoring company or agency, complete and submit the Consent to Release Personal Information to Third Party [PDF] with your sponsorship request. Student confidentiality is very important to BCIT. Under provincial privacy regulations, BCIT cannot release any personal information about you or your account to any third party without written consent.

Step 2: Submit your completed documents

Submit your completed full-time studies sponsorship request(s) to Diane Adams, Accounts Receivable Clerk by one of the following methods:

Email: diane_adams@bcit.ca

Fax: 604-430-0188

Mail: BCIT Financial Services
Attention: Diane Adams
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

Step 3: Pay for your courses

BCIT will email* an invoice to the sponsoring company or agency. Invoice payment can then be made by credit card, cheque, or electronic funds transfer. BCIT's payment terms for sponsorship invoices are net 20 days.

*A hard copy invoice can be mailed or faxed upon request.

Refunds and Withdrawals

If you withdraw from a program before the refund deadline, the sponsoring company or agency will receive a refund for any payment made on the invoice, in accordance with BCIT's FTS refund policy.

As a sponsored student, you are responsible for:

  • Confirming registration at myBCIT.
  • Providing BCIT with current contact and personal information, and advising BCIT immediately of any changes.
  • Reviewing BCIT's Full-time Studies refund policy.
  • Submitting a completed Full-time Technology Withdrawal [PDF] or Trades Withdrawal [PDF], if you wish to withdraw from the program.
  • Paying the program tuition in the event the sponsoring company or agency refuses to resolve the invoice.

If you have any questions regarding the sponsorship process for full-time studies, phone Diane Adams at 604-456-1209 or email diane_adams@bcit.ca.



Note: The cost of books and supplies are not included in the sponsorship. Contact the BCIT Bookstore at 604-432-8379 or email bookstore@bcit.ca for information on how to order textbooks.