Financial Aid

Student Services can provide you with information about financial assistance for government student loans and grants, institutional bursaries and a variety of scholarships and awards. If you have any questions about financial supports to attend VIU, please contact your local advisors by email at pr.studentaffairs@viu.ca . We can also meet with you face-to-face, over the phone, or by Zoom to answer your questions. We will  connect you with the Financial Aid & Award Office at the Nanaimo campus when necessary.

The Financial Aid & Award Office is committed to supporting students in their search for financial assistance, both in the form of loans and awards, and in helping students to make the best use of these resources.  This Office works closely with the faculties and the Student Service branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education to foster and support student access to financial assistance.

Click here for information on average expenses for first year studies at Vancouver Island University.

We offer a wide variety of financial assistance to students who require funding to attend Vancouver Island University.

Click here for more information about funding sources available to students.