StudentAid BC

Student loan funding is designed to supplement the resources of those who could not otherwise afford post-secondary studies. The program is need-based, with need determined by means of a standard government assessment.

In most cases you will need other resources. It is important that you do careful financial planning to make sure you will have enough money to cover all your educational and living costs for the duration of your planned schooling.

Eligibility for student aid

How to apply for student aid

You can apply online through the StudentAid BC website.

Student aid deadlines

Your completed application must be received six weeks before your study program ends.

Recommended early deadline: July 15 (if funds are required by September)

You do not have to be accepted into your study program before applying for student assistance, but you will not receive any money until your school confirms you are enrolled in full-time studies and your study period has begun.

More Information

StudentAid BC
Toll-free Canada/US: 1-800-561-5618
Outside North America: 1+250-387-6100

National Student Loans Service Centre
Toll-free (within North America): 1-888-815-4514
Outside North America: 800 2 225-2501

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Do you have an approved government student loan?

Government student loan piggy bank

If your student loan is approved before the start of classes, a portion of your loan will be paid directly to TRU. The portion paid to TRU will be automatically deducted and applied to your student account, paying all or some of your balance owing for the semester.

If you have an approved student loan, do not pay your tuition until the portion of your loan directed to TRU has been applied to your student account.


  • The loan amount directed to TRU is based on your total balance due to TRU, as shown on myTRU, as of one week before your classes start.
  • Once the loan has been applied to your account, it is your responsibility to pay outstanding tuition and fees (if any) before your specific fee payment deadline.
  • Adding classes during the add/drop period will impact your student account balance and will not be paid by your student loan.
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