What changes should I report?
You should report any changes that affect the accuracy of the financial need and eligibility information in your student assistance application. Changes include but are not limited to:
- Your income, assets or investments, including any new sources of income not listed in your application.
- Financial estimates, assets or investments of your spouse/common-law partner or parents/step-parents/sponsor/legal guardian.
- Your program of study or study period dates.
- Your marital status before the first day of classes.
- Your living situation before the first day of classes (such as whether you are living in a home owned or rented by your parents, or living away from your parents' home).
- Purchase/sale/lease of a motor vehicle
- The birth or adoption of a child
Have you changed your name?
Please submit the following documentation:
- A copy of your Social Insurance Number Card (or a copy of your federal income tax Notice of Assessment);
- A copy of government-issued identification clearly indicating your name, date of birth and gender.
Note: StudentAid BC checks the validity of your identification each time you apply; therefore, don’t forget to document your change of name with Service Canada at: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/apply/how.shtml.