The Financial Aid Office administers a wide variety of financial aid programs, including loans, grants, scholarships, awards and bursaries.
Financial Aid Advisors are available for drop-in appointments to assist students with their financial planning. Assistance with student loan applications, reassessments and appeals is also available.
Students who are approved for government loans or grants may qualify to defer the payment of their tuition fees until they receive their funding. Additional information is available on-line in the Registration Guide and on the Financial Aid website. Emergency loans may be available to students whose loans are delayed beyond the normal processing time. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.
Special government programs administered by the Financial Aid Office include the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program and Canada Student Grants for Part-Time Students. In addition, the Financial Aid Office allocates scholarships, awards and bursaries made available to students through the Douglas College Foundation.
Types of Financial Aid
Awards Administered by Financial Aid Office
A limited number of entrance scholarships are available for students graduating from secondary schools and proceeding to full-time study at Douglas College. Eligible candidates must have achieved a record of academic excellence. Participation in school and community activities may also be considered. Apply online at https://banserv2.douglas.bc.ca/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin?termtype=CRE.
A limited number of awards are given in recognition of graduating students who have achieved a record of academic excellence at Douglas College. Apply online at https://banserv2.douglas.bc.ca/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin?termtype=CRE.
A limited number of awards are available to returning students who have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans, and are still in need. Participation in college and community activities is also considered. Apply online (unless otherwise specified in award description).
A limited number of bursaries are available to new and returning students demonstrating financial need. Preference is given to students who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans, and are still in need. Returning students must have a minimum 2.0 semester GPA. Apply online.
A limited number of scholarships are available to returning students who have achieved a record of academic excellence at Douglas College. Students must have completed a minimum of 12 graded credits at Douglas College with a minimum GPA of 3.5 prior to submitting an application for scholarships. Participation in college and community activities may also be considered. Apply online.
Application Procedures for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships
Contact the Financial Aid Office:
New Westminster Campus
Room 2740 (2nd floor south)
Tel: 604 527 5487
Fax: 604 527 5551
David Lam Campus (scent-free office)
Room A1030 (Main level)
Tel: 604 777 6189
Fax: 604 777 6193