If you are an Aboriginal student and are thinking about how to finance your education, you might consider band funding. Depending on your band, sponsorship can cover some costs and not others.
One common type of sponsorship is band funding for tuition, also known as third-party billing, where your band office provides your tuition and fee payments directly to UBC through Enrolment Services.
If you are considering band sponsorship, always be aware of deadlines for your band office and UBC Enrolment Services. For more information, read about third-party billing.
If you are already receiving band sponsorship, it's important to make sure you understand the type of sponsorship you are receiving and any restrictions on it.
Read more on third party billing
Important questions to ask
- If you are receiving band funding for four years of on-campus housing, one question to ask your band is whether you could still be funded if you chose to live off-campus.
- If you are participating in a co-op program and need an additional year to finish your degree, check with your band about continued funding for your fifth and last year, or if this makes you ineligible for continued sponsorship.
If band funding is not enough to cover all your costs, look at other financial options available to you.