The COVID-19 situation has created financial hardships for many, including students. We’ve compiled a list of resources that might be helpful at this challenging time.
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training has provided some additional funds for BC students who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. This emergency assistance will be:
Eligible students can apply for emergency financial assistance by completing the Emergency Funding Request form. Funds available are limited and will be distributed on a priority basis.
Note: If you’re a current student, and do not meet the requirements listed above, please complete the Emergency Funding Request Form and we will do our best to assist you.
Financial Aid, Counselling and Wellness, Education Advising and other services for students are all available online. Book an appointment with a Student Services team member.
The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes:
On April 22, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Student Response Benefit to assist post-secondary students who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor at Carleton University has compiled an easy-to-follow guide to resources available.
The BC government’s COVID-19 Action Plan includes: