UBC is strongly committed to ensuring accessibility for domestic students.
Financial Aid Policy for domestic students
The Financial Aid Policy, Policy LR10, was created to ensure that UBC is financially accessible to all domestic students and that domestic students are not prevented from starting or continuing their studies for financial reasons.
It is your responsibility to apply and follow the steps to be eligible for financial support under the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, demonstrating financial need, meeting deadlines for funding programs and making sure you are taking the minimum number of courses required.
How much support will I receive?
UBC determines your unmet financial need, which is the difference between your determined total cost of study and your available resources (government assistance and expected financial contributions).
To determine the total cost of study, we calculate your educational costs and standard allowances for living expenses.
If you are considered a dependent student, we will also consider your family’s resources.
Not every student's financial situation fits within UBC's guidelines. That's why Policy LR10 allows for exceptions in certain situations:
- When all students face financial distress, including international students
- Situations when the standard assessment method does not realistically reflect a student's situation
Your Enrolment Services Advisor can help you if you are facing financial distress or have an exceptional case.
Other financial support for domestic students
The types of support available to you depends on your course of study, including: