Basic eligibility requirements
To receive student financial assistance, you must meet all of these basic eligibility criteria:
- be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or have protected person status
- have a valid Canadian social insurance number
- be a resident of British Columbia
- be pursuing full-time studies as your primary occupation
- be enrolled in an eligible program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution
- be able to demonstrate financial need
- make academic progress and achieve satisfactory scholastic standing in each period of post-secondary study
All information submitted as part of your application, including information provided by your parents or spouse/common-law partner in appendices, is subject to verification.
Have you and/or your parent(s)/step parent/sponsor/legal guardian or spouse/common-law partner (if applicable) filed your Canadian income taxes? Income information from the Canada Revenue Agency is used to calculate your financial need when applying for StudentAid BC funding. Your previous year’s Canadian income tax information will be used in the assessment of your financial need. If you and/or your parent(s)/step parent/sponsor/legal guardian or spouse/common-law partner (if applicable) haven’t filed your previous year’s income taxes, processing of your StudentAid BC application may be delayed while your income is verified.
You can only apply to one province for funding.
You may not be eligible if you are:
- Delinquent or in default of previous student loans.
- Restricted from receiving StudentAid BC funding or have an overaward (in this case your funding may be withheld), or
- Incarcerated or have any outstanding warrants for your arrest.