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Tuition Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary for different programs. Full fee schedule is available on the Nanaimo campus website viu.ca.

Financial Aid

Financial support is available to help pay for your education. Call Student Affairs, 746-3509, to find out more details about the options listed below, or read the Vancouver Island University Calendar for more information.

B.C. Student Assistance Program (BCSAP)

The largest source of funds for students who require financial assistance is BCSAP. On-line applications and information about government student loans are available at www.bcsap.bc.ca or at Student Affairs.

Work-Opportunities Program

A limited number of part-time jobs, averaging six to eight hours’ work per week, are available to students to provide financial assistance and positive work opportunities.

Canada Study Grants

A special federal grant for high need part-time students who are unable to study on a full-time basis, due to family responsibilities or permanent disabilities.

Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

Covers direct educational costs for students enrolled in Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) or English-as-a-Second Language programs.

Scholarships and Awards

Non-repayable awards given to students who demonstrate high academic achievement and/or community/institution involvement.

Bursaries

Non-repayable funds awarded to students on the basis of financial need.