B.C. Access Grant (Part-Time)


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This program provides upfront, non-repayable financial assistance to low- and middle-income students enrolled in part-time studies at B.C. public post-secondary institutions.

You must be enrolled as a part-time student in an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate program. If you are in a Master’s or PhD program, or enrolled in unclassified studies, you are not eligible.

What is available?

Based on your previous year’s annual income and family size, you could receive up to $1,000 a year if you are studying part-time.

As family income increases, the grant amount decreases:

Income Thresholds for B.C. Access Grant for students enrolled in part-time studies.

Family size
(number of people)
For maximum grant
(if gross family income is below the amount for family size, the student qualifies for the maximum grant)
For grant cut-off
(if gross family income is at or above these amounts for family size, the student does not qualify for the grant)
1 $31,868 $49,375
2 $45,068 $69,293
3 $55,196 $83,349
4 $63,735 $93,078
5 $71,258 $101,895
6 $78,060 $110,111
7+ $84,313 $117,382

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if you:

  • apply and qualify for part-time StudentAid BC financial assistance
  • have remaining financial need after federal funding has been awarded
  • attend a B.C. public post-secondary institution

How do I apply?

There is no need to apply. You will be automatically assessed for this grant when you apply for financial assistance.

How will I receive funding?

If you have been approved for the B.C. Access Grant, you will receive your funding via mailed cheque.

If your study period is 17 weeks or less, you will receive 100% of your funding at the start of your study period.

If your study period is longer than 17 weeks, you will receive half of your funding at the start and the other half at the midpoint of your study period.