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StudentAidBC applications now available

StudentAidBC applications for full- and part-time students for the 2023/2024 school year (beginning on or after August 1, 2023) are now available. For details on how to apply for a part-time student loan, please review the information below.

As a Flexible Learning student, you may be eligible for government student loans and grants to assist in funding your studies.

Before you apply

All students taking Flexible Learning courses must first  declare an eligible program of studyin order to qualify for funding. 

Government student loans and grants

Part-time student funding is available through StudentAidBC, including part-time student loans and grants. These programs are available to assist students with study periods of 6-11 weeks, or those studying on a part-time basis (20-59% course load) in an eligible BCIT program. If you are completing Flexible Learning courses on a full-time basis (60% or more of a 100% course load), for a study period of 12 or more weeks, you may be eligible for  full-time funding.

For additional information, visit StudentAidBC, or contact Student Financial Aid & Awards.


Eligiblity is determined on the basis of assessed financial need.

All BCIT students taking Flexible Learning courses who are applying for financial assistance are required to be declared and enrolled in an approved eligible program leading to a BCIT degree, diploma, or certificate.

To declare into an approved eligible program, submit a program declaration. Your program declaration must be approved before financial assistance can be confirmed, and only courses within the approved program will be eligible for financial assistance.

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

Canadian, non-BC residents should apply for government student assistance through their home province.

How to apply

Once your program declaration has been approved, submit a completed Part-time Studies Application to Student Financial Aid and Awards.

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

The Part-Time Studies Application can be completed and submitted digitally, however hand-drawn signatures are required. 

Submitting applications

Please submit your application to Financial Aid and Awards: 

  • In-person at the Burnaby Campus (SW1–2132)