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Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Plan (ABESAP)

ABESAP is a provincially sponsored program that provides for direct educational costs to students enroled in programs such as: Academic Upgrading Adult Special Education English Language Training Who May Apply Any person who is:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrolled at a participating secondary/post-secondary institution in a recognized Adult Basic Education program.
  • Not receiving financial assistance for educational expenses from any other source.

Applications are available at all NWCC campuses and can be submitted to an Educational Advisor located at the NWCC campus of your choice. Please visit the Financial Aid link located at the top of the page.

 

Part-Time Studies

Canada Access Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This $2000 grant program is designed to assist students who have a functional limitation or impairment. The awards are intended to meet expenses that are not covered by other support programs and agencies. This program is available to both full and part-time students. Application for this funding is part of the regular British Columbia Student Assistance Program, (full-time students) or the High Need Part-Time Program (part-time students).

Student Aid BC

(Canada Student Loan/B.C. Loan-Grant) Visit www.studentaidbc.ca for more information. This is a comprehensive program of assistance based on need for post-secondary students to ensure that British Columbia residents are not denied the opportunity to reach their educational objectives due to financial constraints. Funds provided under the program are intended to supplement, not replace, the student’s own financial resources and those of the student’s immediate family. Levels of Assistance: The maximum assistance available per year in federal and provincial funds is $320 per week of study for applicants without dependent children and $480 per week of study for applicants with dependent children. Funds awarded under this program will be disbursed through a combination of Canada Student Loan, B.C. Student Loan and Grant payments, depending on eligibility. Enrolment: You must maintain enrolment in 60% of a full course load (40% for those with permanent disabilities) for credit in in eligible program at least 12 weeks long. When to Apply: It is in the best interest of the applicant to APPLY EARLY, ten to twelve weeks prior to the beginning of classes. Repayment of Loan: You must start repayment of both Canada and BC Student loans six months after leaving school. Application: Apply on-line at www.bcsap.bc.ca. For those who do not have internet access, contact an Educational Advisor at any NWCC campus for an application package.