APPLY for a Loan/Grant

You can apply for a loan before you are admitted to a program or registered in classes. Apply at least 2 months before the start of classes, and you must apply for funding every semester. Loan applications are processed within 6 weeks.

Only approved programs listed on the Program Cost page at Douglas College are eligible for student loan/grant funding. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

How to Apply for a Loan/Grant


Full-time student funding

Part-time student funding


Adult upgrading grant

  • Email the Adult Upgrading Grant Application to
  • Proof of income will be required.
  • You will receive an email about the status of your application.

You may be required to apply through your home province, if you have recently relocated from another province.

The deadline to apply for student loan/grant funding is 6 weeks before your study period ends, as long as you have provided all the required documentation.

You can cancel your application with no penalty, if you are not admitted to a program or change your mind, as long as funding has not been disbursed.