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Student loans are a form of government-funded repayable financial assistance intended to assist students in financing their education. Many full- and part-time programs at BCIT are eligible for student loans; confirm program eligibility, check course load criteria, and find out how to apply for funding.

StudentAid BC Changes effective August 1, 2023

  • StudentAid BC applications for full and part-time studies for study periods starting between August 1, 2023 and July 31, 2024 will become available in early June 2023. Once the applications are available, we encourage you to apply for your funding as soon as possible. Please visit to access the applications.
  • Starting in the 2023/24 application year, Student Aid BC has implemented policy changes including the following: 
    • Study periods of 6-11 weeks will no longer be eligible for full-time funding. If your study period is 6-11 weeks long, please apply for part-time funding.  
    • Yearly grant maximums, weekly loan limits, and living allowances have changed. These amounts will be posted on the Student Aid BC website. If you have any questions about your assessment, we encourage you to contact our office to book an appointment with one of our Financial Aid and Awards Advisors.
  • There is a new Specific Course Completion Contract (SCCC) Form available. If you need to complete an SCCC for a 2023/24 application period, please use the new form available here. 

For questions regarding application submission, loan repayment, additional financial supports, visit our Financial Aid & Awards Updates page for FAQs.

For further assistance, please contact us by phone, email and in-person during our regular business hours:

Regular hours for both in-person and telephone inquiries:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (last service/call intake at 3:45 pm)
  • Tuesday: 10:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (last service/call intake at 3:45 pm)

Note: that if you are a Canadian resident from outside BC, you will need to apply for funding through your province of residence.

BC residents

Full-time funding

Full-time student loans and grants may be available to you if you are enrolled in an eligible full-time program at BCIT. Check out the eligibility and application details.

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Part-time funding

If you are declared into a Flexible Learning program at BCIT and taking courses on a part-time basis (20-59% course load), you may be eligible for part-time funding.

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Flexible Learning courses, full-time load

Check the course load criteria to find out if your Flexible Learning course load is enough to qualify for full-time funding (60% course load or greater).

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Other Canadian provinces

If you are a non-BC resident from another Canadian province, please contact the financial aid office for your home province.

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