Update on COVID 19
The Government of Canada has updated information on CERB program eligibility which may apply to students and international students residing in Canada. Benefit applications are set to launch April 6, 2020.
The Government of Canada announced exemptions to air travel restrictions in response to COVID-19. Exemptions will apply to international students, temporary foreign workers and approved permanent residents to enter Canada.
StudentAid BC would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our institutional partners who are working incredibly hard to support students during this challenging time.
Please review measures outlined below that have been put in place to mitigate any potential impacts related to COVID-19 on students who receive financial assistance.
Effective March 30, 2020, all British Columbia student loan borrowers will temporarily have their repayments suspended until September 30, 2020. During this time, no payment will be required, and interest that currently applies to the federal portion of student loans will not accrue. Repayment will be paused automatically, so borrowers do not need to apply to have their repayment suspended.
For more information on the suspension of repayment, please read the COVID-19 Information Update on the StudentAid BC website.
The following process changes have been put in place to support continued delivery of services at this time:
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