Ensure your program is correct and that it matches on the Douglas College registration system (check myAccount) and your student loan application.
If your program on the student record system does not match the program on your student loan application, your funding will be delayed.
Full-time Student Loan Funding
Apply early to receive your funding by the start of the semester. The application deadline is six weeks before the end of the semester and check out dates and deadlines.
Part-time funding - Apply early as processing time is six to eight weeks. The application deadline is six weeks before the end of the semester and check out dates and deadlines.
Adult Upgrading Grant
Apply by the deadline in order to have your application processed before the fee payment deadline and note that funding is limited.
If you apply after the fee payment deadline, you will need to pay your fees in full in order to avoid being de-registered from all courses and removed from all waitlists. You will receive a refund for the eligible courses if you qualify for funding.
As long as you have applied for Financial Aid the fee deferral will apply to your account.
If you are out of province you will go through a different process. Contact your SSA for more information.
If you have been approved for a student loan or grant funding through another province or territory, you can apply for a fee deferral.
Immediately email proof of funding to email@example.com or drop it off at the Financial Aid Office, along with a completed Request for a Fee Deferral Form.
Normal fee payment deadlines will apply to students who have not submitted completed fee deferral forms for fee payment. If these deadlines are not met, students will be de-registered from all classes and removed from all waitlists.
NOTE: If you submit a fee deferral and decide not to attend one or more of your courses, or if you are disqualified at any time after the fee payment deadline, you are responsible for dropping your courses. Penalties will be assessed as though fees were paid by cash.
If you apply after that date, you will need to pay your fees yourself. You will receive a refund for eligible courses if you qualify for funding.
Funding is available for part-time students enrolled in eligible programs. Programs must be offered full time and designated for student loan funding to be eligible.
Students must be enrolled in 3 to 8.5 credits in order to apply for the part-time student loan and grant funding. ThePart-time studies application only covers educational costs such as tuition, books, transportation and unsubsidized child care costs.
Processing time: Approximately six to eight weeks. Apply early! See the Dates and deadlines page for current deadline dates.
Application process: Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will check it for completeness and forward your application for processing to StudentAid BC. You will be notified by letter of your eligibility by StudentAid BC.
One application is used for the following programs:
Canada student grant for part-time students
Canada student grant for students with permanent disabilities
Supplemental bursary for students with disabilities
Canada student loan for part-time students
Canada student grant for part-time students with dependants
Funding: If approved, you will be required to complete your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement which will be sent to you via email approximately 2 weeks after submitting your loan application.
Who qualifies: If you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or convention refugee whose income is low and are registered part time in an eligible program, you may qualify if you meet all other eligibility requirements.
Other Funding Options FAQ
The Adult Upgrading Grant helps students based on financial need who are enrolled in upgrading courses and special education programs:
Basic Occupational Education (BOCE)
Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP)
Customer Service and Cashier Training (CSCT)
3rd and 4th level English and Mathematics Upgrading (ENGU and MATU)
2nd and 3rd level English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)
Apply early as funds are limited and by the end of late registration.
Are an unemployed person in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits,
Or have received benefits in the last three years,
Or have started a maternity or parental EI claim within the last five years
Talk to the Aboriginal Coordinator at 604-527-5565 for information on band funding if you are a First Nation student and check outIndigenous and Northern Affairs Canadafor scholarships, bursaries, and awards.
Tuition for former youth in care will be waived for B.C. students who are between 19-26 years of age (inclusive) attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application form below. This program is open to students pursuing programs that lead to a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree. Students enrolled in graduate programs or post-graduate courses are not eligible. Students registering in Continuing Education courses are also eligible.
Students who wish to be considered for the waiver while studying at Douglas College must complete theProvincial Tuition Waiver Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office at either the Coquitlam or New Westminster Campus.