Important Tips and Dates for Planning

Contact Financial Aid & Awards if:

  • You are currently receiving student loans, grants or sponsorships and you want to make any course changes
  • You are currently receiving student loans and you do not have a prerequisite (this may put you at risk of de-registration at a time when it may be too late to register for something else, impacting your funding)
  • You are using a course taken at another university or college to satisfy a prerequisite at VIU and you are receiving student loan funding

VIU Financial Aid & Awards' Financial Literacy Workshop - Postponed 

Calling all students! In light of November being financial literacy month. VIU’s Financial Aid and Awards Department will be hosting a free event where you can learn financial tips and tricks from the industries best. Presenting partners include Royal Bank of Canada, Integral Wealth Management, and Wealth Simple Foundation. Each partner will be sharing useful information on 4 individual topics.  This event is now postponed until the Spring of 2023 - check back for more details.

  • Apply before tuition is due
  • No refunds issued to students who have paid for tuition or books
  • Students must be enrolled and attending class before any approved AUG funding is disbursed
  • Visit Adult Upgrading Grant Funding to get more information
  • October 30 Midnight: Bursaries 
  • March 30 Midnight: Scholarships, Awards and Entrance Awards

For more information visit VIU Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries or learn how to apply using the Scholarship, Award and Bursary Profile.

If you are planning to attend or present at a conference, workshop, or colloquia, please contact the Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Department

  • Application deadlines to apply are October 31 and March 31
  • Late applications accepted if space is available in program
  • For more information and to download an application see Youth Aged out of Care Funding

The Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships and Passport to Education program are now phased out.

If you have already received scholarships under these programs, you are able to redeem them toward tuition. For more information please visit BC Gov: Phased Out Scholarships