Financial Aid

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for educational funding from the province of British Columbia through StudentAid BC. Educational student loans are available for students of Alexander College from the national government of Canada, as well as from the province of British Columbia. Funding from StudentAid BC is available for students enrolled in Associate Degree programs only.

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.Loan Eligibility Requirements:

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person status
  • Resident of British Columbia
  • Registered for full-time studies (at least 3 university level courses)
  • Enrolled in an eligible program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution
  • Able to demonstrate financial need
  • Have a valid Canadian social insurance number that does not start with 0 or 8 (these social insurance numbers are not eligible for StudentAid BC)
  • Make academic progress and achieve satisfactory scholastic standing in each period of post-secondary study

You may not be eligible if you are:

  • Delinquent or in default of previous student loans.
  • Under audit or have an overaward (in this case your funding may be withheld), or
  • Incarcerated or have any outstanding warrants for your arrest.

In order to ensure that funding will arrive in time for the beginning of the semester, applications for national and provincial funding must be submitted at least 5-6 weeks prior to the start of classes. Applications for Student Aid BC funding must be submitted no later than 6 weeks prior to the term end date.

Students apply online at

Need a Form?

Forms Available from StudentAid BC

  • Appendix 1-Parent(s)/sponsor/legal guardian information
  • Appendix 2-Spouse/common-law partner information
  • Appendix 3-School and Program Information
  • Appendix 5-Transfer of School
  • Appendix 7-Request for Reassessment
  • Part-Time studies application (for students with a permanent disability)
  • Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP)

Questions about Financial Aid?  Contact the Office of the Registrar

In person or by phone:

Burnaby campus, room 103
Tel: (604) 435-5815
Vancouver campus, room 203
Tel: (604) 681-5815

By email:

Available Scholarships

Available Scholarships

Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).


Award Type:  




$1,300 each


Subject Rotations:

Fall term (award given in Winter):

  1. Norman Swartz Philosophy Scholarship
  2. English Scholarship
  3. Biology Scholarship
  4. Asian Studies Scholarship
  5. Computing Science Scholarship

Winter term (award given in Spring):

  1. Commerce Scholarship
  2. History Scholarship
  3. Chemistry Scholarship
  4. EAP Scholarship
  5. Psychology Scholarship

Spring term (award given in Fall):

  1. Physics scholarship
  2. Sociology Scholarship
  3. Peter Kennedy Economics Scholarship
  4. Math Scholarship
  5. French Scholarship


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Academic excellence within the respective subject area;
  2. Strong attendance record within the respective subject area;
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.67 in a minimum of 9 credits



Students are nominated by their instructor immediately after final grades are entered in a term. Each instructor can nominate one student in each course section. Nomination is voluntary.


Selection Committee:

The Regular Instructors within each subject area convene, according to the scheduled rotation of subject area awards, to form the selection committees in a given term. In cases where there is only one Regular Instructor for that subject area (e.g., HIST), s/he should consult with the SASC member. In EAP, the Department Head is always included in the Committee.


*This is an abridged version of the policy on Academic Scholarships.

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