Understand your costs
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 for:
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.
Go to the Cost Calculator
Once you know what your educational costs are, you will need to find resources to cover those costs. Some students will have some savings or help from their families, but there are also a range of financial assistance programs in place at UBC.
Go to financial support options
Enrolment Services is committed to helping you, but it is your responsibility to meet important deadlines. Refer to dates and deadlines for more information.
Go to dates and deadlines
Every student needs a financial plan, and once you’ve gathered the information above, you’ll be in a position to make one. We have resources to help you work out a plan that makes sense to you.
Use these tools and tips to get started on your financial plan:
September 21, 2018
Join UBC Enrolment Services Advisors at this free webinar that will help you learn more about managing your budget...
September 25, 2018
Join UBC Enrolment Services Advisors at this free in person workshop that will help you learn more about managing...
October 17, 2018
Join Enrolment Services Advisors and the Each One Teach One program at this free workshop to learn more about...
October 25, 2018
Join this webinar hosted by Enrolment Services Advisors that will help you manage the student loan repayment...
Maintain your financial health
Once you have a plan, it's important to use it. We know sometimes this is easier said than done. If it's not working, it's okay to make adjustments as needed. Stay on top of your obligations with your previous loans, and be prepared for your loan repayment.