Scholarships and Bursaries
These are scholarships or other benefits that do not need to be repaid. Most scholarships
are based on criteria set out by the affiliated organization. Retraining funding
may also be available to some applicants currently collecting social assistance
or employment insurance through
Human Resources Development Canada.
Your Guide to Scholarships
To help you learn more about what's available, we've created
a detailed and comprehensive resource to not only Art Institutes-sponsered scholarships,
but to those sponsored by other organizations.
Merit Scholarship Award
At The Art Institute of Vancouver, we believe in recognizing individuals who excel
academically. Each quarter, students who achieve a high Grade Point Average (GPA)
in their program of study will receive a Merit Scholarship that will be applied
to their next quarter.
Student Awards Services
To assist with your search for external funding, StudentAwards.com provides a unique
service that matches awards with eligible candidates and institutions. Membership
is free, and you can choose to receive updates of new awards via email. For more
information, and to register for this service, visit their Web site at
Workers' Compensation Board and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Retraining
Some individuals may qualify for assistance from the Workers' Compensation Board
(WCB). The WCB may help with rehabilitation, retraining and educational upgrading.
Contact the Rehabilitation Consultant at the WCB. Information is available at
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) also runs retraining programs.
Contact the ICBC Rehabilitation Coordinator directly. Information is available at
Subject to credit approval by the Student Financial Services Department, payment
plans are available in some circumstances. Payment plans require proof that the
student has the financial capacity to make payments and in some cases will require
additional guarantees or co-signers. Payment plans are available and are subject
to an interest rate of 12% per annum, calculated on a monthly basis.
The Art Institute Early Payment Incentive Credits
This program rewards students for making an earlier financial commitment to their
education. It is a risk-free financial incentive to make early monthly payments
towards the cost of education so that future monthly education expenses at The Art
Institute are more affordable. For every five on-time monthly payments made to the
school before a student starts classes, they will receive a credit equal to the
lowest monthly payment of those five payments. The credit is posted to the student's
account upon 30 days attendance once in school at The Art Institute. If for some
reason the student does not start school, all payments received under this program
will be refunded in full within 30 days of the request to return the funds. For
more information, contact a Student Financial Planner.