Student Housing Supplement Grant

UBC provides eligible students with additional financial support for their first-year residence experience.

About the grant

The UBC Vancouver Student Housing Supplement Grant provides one-time additional funding, up to $2240, to support living costs for students who are starting their first winter session at UBC and living in UBC managed housing designated for first-year students.  This program is meant to support students who wish to attend UBC and participate in the residence experience.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

  • Begin your studies at UBC by September 2019

  • Live in UBC managed housing designated for first-year students with a mandatory meal plan for the duration of Winter Session1
  • Have received full-year Canadian government student loans, confirmed by September 16, 2019

  • Maintain loan eligibility for the duration of 19W or during your stay in UBC Housing

  • Have received the maximum Canada Student Grant for full-time students

  • Has not been awarded the Student Housing Assistance Grant
  • Be enrolled full-time in a degree eligible program
  • Students enrolled in Certificate Programs, Diploma Programs, and other Non-Degree Studies categories (including Unclassified, Visiting, Qualifying, and Access Studies) are not eligible

1 If your stay in UBC Housing is less than the duration of Winter Session, you may be ineligible for the grant or be eligible for a prorated amount. This may affect your student account and result in fees owing.

How to apply

No application is required

All eligible students will be automatically considered for the grant. Successful recipients will be notified by email in December. Funds will be disbursed via cheque or direct deposit.


All eligible students may be subject to financial review and audits.  If you are selected for a financial review or audit, you may be asked to provide additional supporting documents, such as:

  • Housing: rental agreement and payment receipt
  • Bank statements for the student, parent, and/or dependents
  • Tax returns, child care receipts, and other similar documents demonstrating financial need

Failure to provide the requested documents in a timely manner will result in loss of eligibility.

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