April 9, 2020
Main elements of BC Government support for post-secondary students, including nursing students, is described below for your easy reference:
>1. The nurses education bursary….https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/nurses-education-bursary
- This program provides up to $1 million in bursary funding, awarded each year to qualified nursing applicants who demonstrate the greatest financial need.
- You may be eligible if you are enrolled in a full-time nursing program of at least 4 months in length at a designated post-secondary institution that leads to a Certificate, Diploma or Degree recognized for practice in B.C.
- There is no need to apply for this bursary. You will be automatically assessed when you apply for a student loan.
>>2. Starting March 30, 2020, B.C. student loan payments are automatically frozen for six months.
>>3. Province boosts emergency funding supports for students:
- B.C. has announced a one-time, $3.5-million investment in emergency financial help for post-secondary students struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “students attending any of the 25 public post-secondary institutions in the province are eligible for the new funding, which is being added to regular annual emergency funds. The money is designated for students facing an unexpected emergency which affects their ability to finish their studies.”