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 a predetermined maximum, to support living costs for students starting their first winter session at UBC and who are 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 2018

  • 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 15, 2018

  • 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 a UBC managed housing is less than the duration of Winter Session, the grant will be prorated. This may affect your student account and result in fees owing.

How to apply

No application is required

All eligible students will automatically receive the grant via cheque or direct deposit. Recipients will be notified by email in November. 

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