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  follow the steps to be eligible for and apply to financial support options 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 aid is determined

UBC determines your unmet financial need, which is the difference between your determined total cost of study and your available resources, such as government assistance and expected financial contributions.

If you are considered a dependent student, we will also consider your family’s resources.

Policy flexibility

Not every student's financial situation fits within UBC's guidelines. That's why Policy LR10 allows for exceptions in certain situations:

If you have questions

If you're an undergraduate student, please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly. To find your advisor’s contact information, log into your Student Services Centre (SSC) and select “UBC Contacts” under Personal Info.  

Graduate, postgraduate, and all other students can contact an Enrolment Services Advisor by calling 604 822 9836 or submitting your question through the online form.