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StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, scholarships, and other programs.

They also offer programs for borrowers who need help repaying their loans.

If you are a B.C. resident planning to attend a college, university, public institute or private training school, you have the primary responsibility of paying for your education. Some ways to meet your costs are through:

  • employment income
  • savings
  • assets
  • support from family

However, if this isn't enough, StudentAid BC may be able to supplement (not replace) your own financial resources.

B.C. student loans are provided by the provincial government and Canada student loans are provided by the federal government. These loans are managed as a single Canada-B.C. integrated loan at the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC).



The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions.

PCTIA provides student protection by:

  • establishing basic education standards for registered institutions
  • establishing standards of quality for accredited institutions
  • managing the Student Training Completion Fund (STCF)