Government Loans and Grants
Start here if you need government assistance to finance your studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Figuring out how to finance your studies can be confusing. At Emily Carr, we are here to help. We have advisors in the Financial Aid + Awards Office who can provide all the information you need, plus resources online. You can connect with Financial Aid + Awards staff by emailing email@example.com or by booking an appointment with an advisor at www.mywco.com/advising.
Students who fulfill British Columbia residency status should refer to the Student Aid BC assistance program which combines federal and provincial funds. Canadian students coming from outside BC have student aid options within each province.
All students thinking of applying for a student loan should carefully consider their repayment responsibilities. We can also advise you on credit counselling, student line of credit and assistance, plus loan and grant programs for part-time students. Plan ahead and contact us as early, noting the deadlines for each program as they apply to you.
Student Loan Programs Outside BC
About repayment of your loan.
You are reminded that your student loans are due six months after you cease full‑time studies (defined as 60% of a full course load). Payments on your student loans are not required during this period, or for a six-month period after you leave school. However, it is your responsibility to contact the National Student Loan Service Centre to arrange terms of repayment before the expiry of this six-month period.
Effective April 1st, 2023, the Government of Canada has permanently eliminated the accumulation of interest on all Canada Student Loans including loans currently being repaid. You continue to be responsible to pay any interest that may have accrued on your loan before April 1, 2023 and/or interest through your home province loan program.