Financial Assistance

Employment Insurance(EI)/ Reachback

Educational funding may be available for qualified applicants who are either currently collecting EI, have collected regular EI benefits in the past three years, or have collected maternity/paternity EI benefits in the past five years.

Changes to EI funding have resulted in the federal government “giving” the money to the provinces to administer. BC has placed a cap of $4,000.00 per student, which is less than some of our Certificate and Diploma programs. Q College will extend in-house interest free student loans OAC modelled exactly after the government student loans program to all applicants affected by this for any courses exceeding $4,000.00

Human Resources Development Canada (HRSDC) Assistance

Approved applicants with disabilities may have the opportunity to acquire non-repayable funding support when they do not qualify for EI (Employment Insurance) or EI Reachback funding.

Retraining Options

Assistance may be available through retraining facilities, such as the DND. WorkSafe BC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC) offers benefits that may include retraining costs. Q College has a longstanding relationship with WorkSafe BC. If your particular employer is unfamiliar with Q College, we would be happy to contact them directly for you.

Payment Options

Cheque or Money Order: Made payable to Q College

Visa & MasterCard: Visa and MasterCard are accepted for full program payment.

Wire Transfer: Speak with one of our advisors for banking information.

Student Payment Plan: Administration Fee of $150.00. Students who have made the initial 20% deposit to hold their seat may pay an extra administration fee of $150.00 to make monthly payments for the balance of their tuition. Q College will extend payments over the length of the program subject to the applicant being approved by Admissions. Post-dated cheques and/or credit card pre-authorization forms are required for this option.

Student Loans: Presently, Q College does not accept government student loans. We do, however, consider extending repayment periods beyond the duration of your course on a case-by-case basis.

We do not wish to see anyone deprived of an education because of financial impediments.

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