Student funding through TRU
TRU’s online bursary and awards application opens again on August 1 for bursary and awards applications.
» Learn more about bursaries and awards
If you are currently enrolled and have experienced an unexpected specific crisis beyond the impact of the pandemic on the economy and employment, please visit Emergency Funding and review the instructions. Limited funds are allocated according to need and urgency, with priority given to students most in need of basic necessities like food or medications.
Federal government student funding
Funding for the 2020-2021 school year (start dates of July 2021 or earlier)
- Canada Student Grants are doubled for full-time students to up to $6,000 and for part-time students up to $3,600. The Canada Student Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities and Students with Dependents is also doubled.
- Students will not be required to make their fixed student contribution; no spousal contribution is required either.
- The Canada Student Loan weekly loan limit is increases from $210 to $350 — therefore up to an additional $4,760 over last year for an eight-month period.
Emergency student funding
Provincial government student funding
Funding for the 2020-2021 school year
All students who apply for StudentAid BC are automatically assessed for the new BC Access Grant for low- and middle-income students who can receive up to $4,000 a year.
The federal and provincial governments are providing supports for people whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic.
- Support for students and recent graduates
- After CERB: Transitioning to new benefits
- Employment Insurance