Financial Aid & Awards

Important Announcements

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, face-to face reception enquiries and/or meetings is not available. Financial Aid and Awards staff will continue to support enquiries by phone and email, therefore, please direct all enquiries by either phoning 250-740-6423 or emailing

The "Scholarship / Award / Bursary Profile" is OPEN to VIU students only and is accessible through your student record. Students must complete their profile each year to be considered for VIU Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries as information is not brought forward annually. 

DEADLINE to submit your completed profile is October 31 and March 31 NOON each year.

Learn how to apply using the Scholarship, Award & Bursary Profile

Are you currently receiving any student loans, grants or sponsorships? If YES, you MUST contact Financial Aid & Awards with any course changes.

The Financial Aid & Awards Office is committed to supporting students in their search for financial assistance, both in the form of loans, grants and awards, and in helping students to make the best use of these resources. This Office works closely with Vancouver Island University faculties, community and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training to foster and support student access to financial assistance.

A sincere thank you to all individuals and organizations committed to supporting student success and access to higher education!

New B.C. Access Grant

Effective September 2020, a needs-based, up-front B.C. Access Grant will be available to low-and middle-income students in full- and part-time studies at B.C. public post-secondary institutions. 


Upcoming Events

RCY (Representative for Children and Youth) Outreach session - CANCELLED

For VIU staff and individuals working within the industry who support Youth in Care

March 31, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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