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Students enrolled in eligible programs can apply for a variety of government assistance, including student loans and grants. These forms of funding are offered to both full-time and part-time students.
BC Residents: students who are enrolled in at least 60% of a full-time courseload in a student loan eligible program are considered to be studying full-time for student loan and grant purposes. At Capilano University, this means in a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher (15 credits is considered to be a 100% courseload). Your courseload cannot include any courses for which you have previously received credit (no repeat courses). Note: students with a recognized permanent disability (who have been approved through StudentAid BC) must be enrolled in a minimum full-time courseload of 40% (6 credits). Out of Province Residents: Definitions for full-time studies vary for each province and territory. To determine the definition for your province of residence, please go to the appropriate student loans website. For a listing of these websites, see the Out of Province Funding (Full Time & Part Time) page.
BC Residents: students who are enrolled in 3 - 8.75 credits at the 100-level or higher in an eligible program at Capilano University are considered to be studying part-time for student loan and grant purposes. Note: students with a recognized permanent disability (who have been approved through StudentAid BC) who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits can be considered to be studying full-time; to discuss your options, please contact us. Out of Province Residents: Definitions for part-time studies vary for each province and territory. To determine the definition for your province of residence, please go to the appropriate student loans website. For a listing of these websites, see the Out of Province Funding (Full Time & Part Time) page.
Loans and Grants for BC ResidentsLoans and Grants for Out of Province Residents
Please Note Loans and grants offered by Canadian governments are available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants. If you belong to a different student group, please see our International Students page.
While you are enrolled in full-time studies, there are no payments required and the interest will be paid by the provincial and federal governments. Repayment will begin six months after your studies end.
The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) offers on-demand online webinars on the student loan repayment process. The webinars assist students with understanding their obligations when repayment their student loans, and provide answers on:
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310