Budgeting – Tips to Help Finance Your Education

A budget is a plan that helps you manage your money.  It will help you figure out how much money you’ll get and spend during your studies.

Explore Budgeting Tips and Resources including:

Career Services for Students at VIU

Meet with our knowledgeable faculty for assistance with:

  • Career Exploration and Work Search
  • Cover Letter and Resume Development
  • Interview Preparation
  • Labour Market Information
  • To learn more visit VIU Career Services

Center for Experiential Learning

The Centre for Experiential Learning (CEL) offers courses that contribute to academic success. These courses help students within Co-operative Education and Internship programs find work experience within their fields of study.

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

Each year the Immigrant Welcome Centre at the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society welcomes hundreds of new immigrants from over 50 countries around the world – and almost as many different languages!

  • With specialized programs, services and supports for newcomers, they help make the transition to a new life in Canada a little easier
  • Do you need help to get settled in Nanaimo, to learn English, or to find a job?
  • To learn more visit Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

Education Planner BC

Education Planner BC helps learners make well informed decisions about their education and career options. Use the Plan section to find articles and information about the different paths along the student journey.

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a non-profit organization made up of local businesses, professionals and community groups. These groups work together to ensure a healthy economic base and positive socioeconomic structure for the benefit of businesses and residents in the Nanaimo area.

Need Help Writing a Scholarship Essay?

Visit the Vancouver Island University Writing Centre!  Qualified and friendly faculty tutors are available to provide assistance with your writing.  This is a free service and you can book your appointment online!

What Does it Cost?

Download and fill out this VIU Student Budget Sheet to capture your educational costs.

VIU Student Budget Worksheet

Tips to Help Stretch Those Dollars!

View the attached list of ideas gathered from students on cost saving practices.

- Tips to Help Stretch your Dollar

Downloadable Handouts to Assist Students

Financial Aid Information

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Adult Upgrading Grant

Full Time Student Loans

Part Time Loans

Financial Aid and Awards Handbook 

  • Take time to view the many External Awards on listed on our VIU Financial Aid website.

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