Funding 2020-2021


Student funding through TRU

Returning students

TRU’s online bursary and awards application opens again on Dec. 1 for bursary applications only.
» Learn more about bursaries and awards

Emergency funding

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

  • 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.

» Learn more about federal government funding

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.

» Learn more about provincial government funding



Unemployment assistance

The federal and provincial governments are providing supports for people whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic.

Federal government

Provincial government

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