BC invests $3.5M in aid for domestic postsecondary students

April 6, 2020

The Government of British Columbia has announced a one-time investment of $3.5M in emergency financial assistance for postsecondary students. The funding will support domestic students in the province who are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency that may affect their ability to finish their studies and handle expenses. The emergency assistance is non-repayable and can be used for costs such as living expenses, food, travel, or portable computers. “Students who attend one of B.C.’s 25 public post-secondary institutions can access these funds by contacting their school’s financial aid office, which will assist with the application process,” explains a statement from the Government of British Columbia. “Each post-secondary institution will determine the specific amount a student can receive based on their individual needs.” BC (BC)