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B.C. unveils $3.5M COVID-19 emergency fund for post-secondary students

Money will help students cover living expenses, food, travel, portable computers

Post-secondary students in B.C. facing financial uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have access to one-time emergency funding from the province.

On Thursday (April 2), Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark said the new $3.5-million in funding will supplement existing student emergency financial assistance already in place at 25 public post-secondary schools in B.C.

Students will be able to use the new monies, which are non-repayable, to help cover living expenses, food, travel, portable computers and other supports for students who are not already able to study remotely.

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The funds will be doled out at the discretion of each individual school based on need. Students must contact their school’s financial aid office to apply:


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