Financial Aid & Scholarships
JIBC’s Financial Aid & Awards Office assists prospective and current students to uncover financial solutions, helping make their educational goals a reality.
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By anticipating the financial strains that may occur when pursuing a heavy course load, students can reduce unnecessary stress and focus on their education.
Located at the New Westminster campus’ Student Services Centre, the Financial Aid office provides advice on financing student education, information about bursaries, awards and scholarships, and navigating government financial aid applications.
1. Create a budget
Understand your monthly income and expenses by using a Student Budget Worksheet to track your spending. The Government of Canada and most local financial institutions have worksheets that many of our students find helpful. Remember to overestimate expenses and underestimate income when filling out your worksheet.
2. Consider government student loans or grants
StudentAid BC has government-subsidized student loans. Depending on your situation, you might be eligible.
This orientation presentation about government student loans contains information you may find helpful.
3. Apply for the General Student Bursary
Once you've established a financial need and decide to pursue a JIBC program of 10 credits or more, you can apply for the JIBC General Student Bursary.
4. Apply for JIBC awards, bursaries & Scholarships
JIBC offers scholarships and grants to students who meet specific criteria. Have a look at our Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships page to find those relevant to you.
5. Search for external awards
We've created a list of external awards, some of which apply to JIBC students. Have a look at external awards.
If you've applied for funding that will arrive after a tuition deadline, you'll need to communicate this information with the program area to determine if you're able to enter into a special payment arrangement.
Indigenous Emergency Assistance Fund. If you are an Indigenous student enrolled in a JIBC program and in need of financial assistance for unexpected expenses you may be eligible.
Youth in Care may experience unforeseen financial emergencies, students can speak with the JIBC’s Financial Aid Advisor to help investigate possible resources available.
Please contact the Financial Aid Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.528.5762.