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Financial Aid

Payment Plan for Part-Time Students

Our program has a naturally built in payment plan. Instead of contracting students for an entire program and requiring all the tuition up front, we allow our students to enroll in and sign a contract for just one course at a time. Part-time students enjoy the flexibility of enrolling in, paying for, and completing just one course at a time. Part-time students may work ahead and complete courses early, take breaks in between courses, work while they study, sign up for multiple courses at once, and take as many or as few courses in a program as they want. Tuition is just paid for one course at a time.

All our students are automatically considered part-time students upon registration. If a student is required by an external sponsor to be a full-time student, they would be required to submit a full-time program contract, timetable, and maintain full-time eligibility requirements. Full-time student applications are not currently being accepted.

Canada Job Grant

Many provinces and territories in Canada have a grant program available to students and their employers to offset registration fees and tuition. Eligible employers can apply for up to 2/3 of their employees training costs to be reimbursed upon completion. This applies to entire certificate programs and to individual courses for up to $10,000 per student. In BC, Grant Applications are sent directly to the Ministry and inquiries can be directed to 1-877-952-6914 or cjginfo@gov.bc.ca

Student Bursary Program - ECEBC

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has been providing funding to ECEBC for a student bursary program since 2014. The bursary program will be renewed every 4 months until the funding is depleted. ECEBC is responsible for administering the student bursary program. Please check their website at www.ecebc.ca for the most current information and for bursary applications. Eligible students will be able to apply for up to $300 per course (up to $1500) and priority will be given to students working to achieve an ITE Certificate, although many Basic Certificate Program students from our institution have applied and successfully received this bursary in previous semesters. The award amount and eligibility details are subject to be changed without notice by ECEBC, so make sure you check their website for the most current information about funding, eligibility and application periods.

Canada Student Loans and Grants

Loan Applications are not currently being accepted.

Pacific Rim is designated for Canada and Provincial Student Loans and Grants.

Student loans are designed to help Canadian residents overcome financial barriers to post-secondary education, it is a partnership between the provincial and federal governments, who cover interest payments during your time of study. We currently only accept student loan applications for Basic ECE Certificate students. Available spaces for student loans are FULL FOR until 2019 - New loan applications will be accepted May 1, 2019 for Basic ECE Certificate programs starting July 2, 2019.

This is a needs-based government program and students must apply and qualify to receive funding. Pacific Rim only accepts a small number of full-time applications once a year from students wishing to pay for their program through student loans. Submitting an application does not guarantee the loan application will be successful and this option is not always available. Students wishing to complete the full-time program studies should contact the administrator and submit required documentation prior to May 1st,2019 and plan to start the Basic ECE Certificate program on July 2, 2019.

While loans provide a service to those who are financially prepared to take on the burden and responsibility of student debt and full-time studies, it is advised that students avoid this financing option as it greatly limits the flexibility of the program. The majority of our students wisely prefer to take and pay for our courses one at a time, as they are ready to start them. Without a loan, our students have the flexibility to work as they study, take breaks between courses and work at their own pace through the program.