StudentAid BC

    • Full Time and Part Time Student Loans

      • Applications are available on the Student Aid BC website 
      • Processing a student loan application can take 6-8 weeks.  It is important to apply early!  We recommend that you submit your application 3-4 months before the start of the term.
      • The final deadline to submit your application is 6 weeks before the end of the term.
      • If you have approved funding and a Notice of Assessment, don’t forget to apply for a Fee Deferral.

    • Full-Time Studies Application

      StudentAid BC provides funding to eligible students based on demonstrated financial need

      • Submit application online
      • Provides funding for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses
      • Must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits (excluding repeat courses) in an approved program at the 100 level or higher
      • Log into your StudentAid BC dashboard to watch the progress of your student loan

      You will receive:

      Make sure to regularly check your MyCap account as all Capilano students are responsible for ensuring their fees are paid by applicable due dates. StudentAid BC and Financial Aid and Awards are not responsible for making sure that your StudentAid BC funding provides sufficient amounts to pay your outstanding fees. Please see Fees and Fee Payment for more information.

      Part-Time Studies Application

      StudentAid BC provides funding to eligible students based on demonstrated financial need

      • Submit a paper application to Financial Aid and Awards
      • Provides funding for tuition, fees and books
      • Must be registered in a maximum of 8 credits or less (excluding repeat courses) in an approved program at the 100 level or higher

      You will receive:

      • Notice of Assessment outlining your disbursements
      • Certificate of Eligibility

      Make sure to regularly check your MyCap account as all Capilano students are responsible for ensuring their fees are paid by applicable due dates. StudentAid BC and Financial Aid and Awards are not responsible for making sure that your StudentAid BC funding provides sufficient amounts to pay for your outstanding fees. Please see Fees and Fee Payment for more information.

      Student Loans in the Summer Term

      StudentAid BC has specific requirements for minimum courseloads and minimum length of study periods.  

      This table outlines the type of student loan application that can be completed depending on your intended courseload and study period in the summer term.   

      * all credits must be at the 100-level or higher

      Summer Term Courseload between 3 to 8.5 credits Courseload of 9 credits or greater 
      Session I onlyPart Time Studies ApplicationMeet with a Financial Aid Advisor to assess options
      Session II onlyPart Time Studies ApplicationMeet with a Financial Aid Advisor to assess options
      Session I + Session IIPart Time Studies ApplicationFull Time Studies Application
      Full TermPart Time Studies ApplicationFull Time Studies Application



      Interest-Free Status

      • Application on StudentAid BC online dashboard account
      • Apply if you have previous student loans but will not be receiving student loan funding for your current semester
      • Must be applied based on full-time or part-time credits outlined above, on a semester by semester basis

      Repeating a Course

      Courses that are a repeat/duplicate of courses you have previously received credit for are not eligible to be counted towards the minimum required courseload for student loan funding and interest-free status.  

      StudentAid BC states that students repeating courses solely to improve their grades are not eligible for financial assistance, whether the student paid for tuition costs on their own or was in receipt of student assistance. Consideration may be given on an appeal basis, where a student has passed a course but did not obtain the grade required to proceed to the next level of the program.  To request this consideration, you need to complete a StudentAid BC appeal request (available in their Form Library) and submit it to StudentAid BC for decision.  Appeals can take 6-8 weeks to be reviewed by StudentAid BC.  

      Split Enrolment

      If you are planning to register in courses at both Capilano University and at another post-secondary institution during the same term, you may be eligible to apply for StudentAid BC funding and/or maintain your full-time interest-free status if you meet all of the following criteria:

      • The other post-secondary institution is a designated school defined under StudentAid BC regulations
      • Your combined total credits at both institutions are equivalent to a minimum of 9 credits (6 credits for students with a permanent disability
      • The course(s) taken at the other institution is/are an essential element of your program of study

      Please download the Split Enrolment form and complete your portion. Submit form to the Financial Aid Office of the other institution to be completed and forwarded back to Capilano University

      Once you have completed the course(s) at the other institution, you submit an official transcript to Capilano University verifying final grades. This must be completed within 30 days of course completion. 

      Repayment

      • Visit the NSLSC website for more information on how repayment works
      • Arrange repayment that works for you
      • Programs like the Repayment Assistance Program (RAP) are designed to help you pay back your student loan