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:
- Budgeting calculator / sheet
- Download forms needs vs wants
- Student income tax information
- Use the VIU Student Budget Worksheet to view your spending
- For more budgeting tools visit the Government of Canada website
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.
- To learn more visit VIU Centre for Experiential Learning (CEL)
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.
- To learn more visit EducationPlannerBC
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.
- To learn more visit Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
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!
- To learn more visit VIU Writing Centre
What Does it Cost?
Download and fill out this VIU Student Budget Sheet to capture your educational costs.
Tips to Help Stretch Those Dollars!
View the attached list of ideas gathered from students on cost saving practices.
Downloadable Handouts to Assist Students
- Take time to view the many External Awards listed on our VIU Financial Aid website.