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All student financial aid files are subject to income and information verification at any time.

StudentAid BC funding is based on your financial need. It is meant to supplement funds you have through work, savings, assets, and family resources and income.

Is my information verified for accuracy?

Each year, a percentage of files are reviewed and the information provided by students, their spouse/common-law partner and/or their parent(s)/step-parent//legal guardian is verified.

Before you sign:

Read the declaration on your StudentAid BC application and any applicable appendices so you understand the details of the binding legal contract you are entering with the provincial and federal governments.

If you, your spouse, or your parent(s) fail to meet these terms and conditions, you may not be able to get further StudentAid BC funding and you may no longer be eligible for funds that you have already received.

StudentAid BC and federal program policies are subject to change. View the StudentAid BC Policy Manual and visit CanLearn.ca for the most up to date information.

What do I need to do if my file is restricted while my information is verified?

If your file is restricted while your information is verified, you will need to support your application with documentation. For this reason, please keep all receipts and other documents that may be needed, including:

  • cancelled cheques and/or cash withdrawal receipts
  • bank and other financial statements
  • child support receipts
  • spousal support and maintenance receipts
  • utility bills
  • residential tenancy agreements
  • day-care payment receipts/contracts
  • day-care subsidy records
  • income statements
  • income tax returns and notices of assessments
  • T4 and other information slips
  • pay stubs
  • records of employment, and
  • financial statements

By responding quickly to requests for information, you can avoid delays in processing your student financial aid file and/or program application. Funding will be withheld until the verification of information is completed.

The following may be considered fraud and restrict you from further financial assistance:

  • false or misleading statements,
  • failure to fully disclose information,
  • acts of document tampering or forgery
Suspected fraud will be sent to the RCMP for formal investigation and may result in charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.