Applicants must be resident in BC at the time of application to receive part-time assistance through TRU Open Learning. For students not residing in BC, the Part-time Canada Student Grant (CSG) can be applied for directly through the government in the province in which the student is residing.
To apply for part-time funding which includes: The Canada Student Grants, CKNW Bursary, Barbara Guttmann-Gee Bursary or Open Learning Bursary, download a Part-Time Studies Application form. Then mail the original completed application to: TRU Open Learning, Student Awards and Financial Support, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 0C8. Allow two to four weeks for processing.
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The programs listed in this section pay for all direct educational costs, including tuition and fees, required textbooks, miscellaneous allowance and some childcare when applicable.
Upon approval of a bursary or grant application, the student is registered in the requested course(s), or, if already registered, is reimbursed by cheque or credit card refund if applications are received within two months of the original date of registration.
Bursaries and grants are available to applicants who demonstrate financial need (according to the formula used by StudentAid BC) and, for Canada Student Grant only, all students must be studying between 20 percent to 59 percent of a full-time course load (normally 3-8 undergraduate credits). Applicants must be in good standing with any previous Canada or BC student loans.
Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students (CSG)
This federal grant program (CSG) provides funding to low-income students registered in qualifying post-secondary courses who are pursuing a certificate, diploma or degree. The maximum funding per student per program year (Aug. 1 to July 31) is $1,800.
Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)
This provincial grant program provides funding to students enrolled in Adult Basic Education courses; Grade 10, 11, or 12 completion; ESL (English as a Second Language); or Basic Literacy. First-time AUG applicants may only be funded for up to two courses, and must successfully complete both courses before being concurrently funded for more than two courses.
To apply for AUG funding
in PDF format and submit the original completed forms to: TRU Open Learning, Student Awards and Financial Support, 805 TRU Way Kamloops, B.C. V2C 0C8. Allow up to four weeks for processing.