The first step is to understand how much a school year will cost you and what the related expenses are. Knowing your costs will provide the foundation to build your financial plan. You can start by finding out the costs for tuition, student fees, and books:
Next, consider how much it will cost to live in Vancouver. If you are staying on campus, you'll need to cover residence fees and a meal plan. If you're off-campus, you'll also want to think about rent, groceries, and utilities. Make sure that you also allow for personal expenses such as cell phone bill and entertainment. If it is in your budget, you won't be caught off-guard.