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Important updates for students taking part-time studies

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From August 1, 2012 onward: All BCIT students taking part-time studies courses who are applying for financial assistance are required to be enrolled in an approved program leading to a BCIT degree, diploma or certificate.

  • Your program must be approved before financial assistance can be confirmed and only approved courses will be eligible for financial assistance.

Canada student grant and loan

The Canada Student Grant and Loan program is a Federal funded program available to assist students studying on a part-time basis (20-59% course load) in an eligible BCIT program. Eligibility is also determined on the basis of assessed financial need.

Additional information is available from the Ministry of Advanced Education on-line at or from the Student Financial Aid & Awards office.

All students taking part-time studies courses must declare a program of study in order to qualify for funding.

Download the Part-Time Studies Application form from our Financial Aid Forms web page.

Eligible programs

BCIT part-time programs that are eligible and ineligible for Canada Student Grant and Loan funding through StudentAidBC (SABC):

If you cannot locate your program name on either list, contact the SFAA office.


The Part-Time Studies Application must be completed in ink and submitted to SFAA. No faxed or emailed copies will be accepted.

Please provide the 5-digit CRN (Course Reference Number) when filling out your course information.

Apprenticeship programs do not qualify for StudentAidBC funding. Please contact the Apprentice Services office for information on financial assistance.