All new full-time applicants will need to have their mobile BC Services Card set up and their identity verified prior to accessing the student loan application via their online StudentAid BC dashboard (you are considered a new applicant if you have not previously received funding from StudentAid BC).
Applicants will be required to log into their StudentAid BC dashboard using their mobile BC Services Card to access the student loan application.
Applicants have three options to verify their identity:
- 1 Have a short video call with Service BC
- 2Send a video to Service BC
- 3 Go in-person to a Service BC Centre
More information on How to Verify your Identity by Video.
For help setting up and using your mobile BC Services Card, visit How to set up a mobile card.
Learn more by visiting gov.bc.ca/mobilebcservicescard
Note: Part-time students do not need to have their identity verified prior to applying for student financial assistance. The ID verification process is completed through a separate process. More information on How to apply as a part-time student.