BC Student Emergency Assistance Fund 

The Government of British Columbia announced that the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training provided public post-secondary institutions with funding to provide emergency financial assistance to BC students who may be experiencing financial hardship. The emergency assistance will be:

  • non-repayable;
  • for full and part-time students (minimum course load of 6 post-secondary credits/semester);
  • funding priority will be given to students who have accessed student loans (including student lines of credit) and/or grant funding first;
  • for British Columbia domestic students;
  • to address short-term, unplanned and unexpected financial hardship


  • Must be registered in a minimum of 6 post-secondary credits at UFV
  • Must demonstrate extreme financial need  
  • Application must be complete - budget and emergency expenses must be filled in  
  • Must provide a written detailed explanation of your emergency situation
  • Do not submit photos of the application or letter - you may submit as a PDF and/or word document.

Students who meet the specified criteria may apply within their study period. 

If you do not meet the specified criteria above, please contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at finaid@ufv.ca to discuss options that may be available to you.

Complete the pdf fillable BC Student Emergency Assistance Fund application and return to finaid@ufv.ca. A telephone appointment may be required - students will be contacted within 5 - 10 business days of application submission.

Apply online for your
Canada-B.C. Student Loan
6 to 8 weeks before start
of term.

Apply for Interest-free status and
continue your full-time studies
without renewing your student loan.

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online through myUFV.
Applications accepted
every semester.

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Applications accepted from
March 15 to May 10.

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