B.C. Access Grant

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The B.C. Access Grant for labour market priorities provides grant funding to encourage students with financial need to attend targeted high priority programs at eligible B.C. public post-secondary institutions.

There are four program components:

1. Tools 

Students in eligible programs may receive a $500 grant to purchase tools.

2. Relocation

Students who move at least 100 km or more can apply to receive a grant of up to $4,000 (depending on distance moved) to assist with the cost of relocating to attend an in-demand program.

3. Loan

Students receiving a B.C. student loan may receive a grant to replace a portion of the loan.

  • Single students may have their B.C. student loan reduced by up to $2,000;
  • Students with dependants may have their B.C. student loan reduced by up to $5,400.

4. Unmet Need

Students whose StudentAid BC application shows an unmet financial need may receive a grant up to $6,500 which will be disbursed on or after the mid point of their program.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/bc-access-grant-labour-market-priorities

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