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Financial Aid

Don’t let money stand in the way of achieving your goals. As an NIC student, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from loans, grants, bursaries, or scholarships. NIC’s financial aid advisors can help you with loan forms and financial aid applications. They can also work with you to explore all your funding options, from bank and government student loans to scholarships, study grants, and bursaries.

Speak with a financial aid advisor for options and funding sources available to you.

Contact Us

Campbell River Campus
Brooke McIntosh
Comox Valley Campus
Doris Funk

Port Alberni Campus
Jana Devito
Mt. Waddington Regional Campus

Funding Sources

Scholarships & Bursaries

North Island College Foundation Awards

External scholarship search sites:

Emergency Assistance Funds

When Provincial funding is available, North Island College provides financial support to students throughout the year who need help with books, transportation, childcare, groceries, or other emergencies that would otherwise prevent them from completing their studies.

Funds are available through the:

  • Board of Governors Emergency Fund
    Available to all eligible NIC students
  • Aboriginal Emergency Assistance Fund
    Available to all eligible Aboriginal students at NIC

For more information or to apply, contact a financial aid advisor, see our Aboriginal Services page or meet with an Aboriginal services advisor.

Medal Awards

Government Financial Assistance Programs

StudentAid BC
Ministry of Advanced Education
PO Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V9W 9H7

Toll free 1-800-561-1818

Following are some financial aid programs for which you can find information at the StudentAid BC Website.

  • Canada Student Loan
  • BC Student Loan
  • Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students
  • Canada Student Loan for Part-time Students
  • Canada Student Grant for Students with Dependents
  • Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities
  • Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP)
  • Nurses Education Bursaries

Student Financial Assistance in other provinces and territories:

Bank Loans or Lines of Credit

Students may be able to qualify for student lines of credit through a financial institution. A co-signer may be required. Students must make the monthly interest payments while enrolled in their studies.


Have further questions? Contact the financial aid advisor at the campus nearest you.

Student Awards