Financial Aid Facts
At The Art Institute of Vancouver financial aid is available to those who qualify. We’re here to help you understand what you need to know to fund your creative education. If you want to speak with someone in person, please contact a financial aid representative at 1.866.717.8080.
The following links will help you find the information you need to finance your education.
Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid information is published online and available in print upon request. Visit our Financial Aid guide for more information.
Private Education Loans
Private alternative education loans are offered by private lending institutions and are not subsidized by a government agency. Alternative education loans are not to be used as a substitution for federal financial aid loans. They are intended to provide additional funding for your education after all federal loans are sought.
Application for all alternative loan programs can be done on-line directly with the lender of your choice. Students are free to choose any lender they wish. Should you choose a paper Self Certification Form to begin your application, please click here. The Financial Aid Office can help with any questions you might have, including information on the Cost of Attendance and what loan amount you might need when filling this form out.
We encourage you to visit iGrad! for information and guidance on improving your financial knowledge. We strongly encourage our students to utilize iGrad's full library of resources including their updated short video presentations, relevant current articles on a wide array of financial topics, calculators, games, and a job search function, All of these resources will provide valuable tips and lessons for understanding financial aid and for managing all of your finances wisely. Some of the topics covered include financial aid processes and awards, paying for college; time management; credit management; preparing for life after college; and personal finance tips for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Entrance (Initial) Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Before receiving a student loan, first time borrowers must complete the Student Responsibility Checklist. Please complete and return the Responsibility Checklist (Checklist BC, Checklist MB) to the Student Financial Services Office.
Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Now that you are leaving school, the attached Exit Interview document will explain your rights and responsibilities as an educational loan borrower. Please complete and return the form to the Student Financial Services Office.
Financial Aid Cost of Attendance
The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine how much financial aid a student may be eligible for. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Examples of the cost of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here.
School Sponsored Housing Costs
In addition to being competitively priced, college-sponsored housing offers you numerous advantages such as the ability to include these costs in your financial plan. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with other students and take part in school-sponsored activities.
For additional information please visit our website.
Housing costs for the current year are $2,344 or $4,688 per term. Please contact the Resident Housing Director for more information.
National Student Loans Service Centre
The National Student Loans Service Centre is pleased to provide a way for you to get information and details about your student loans.
Check the status of your student loan, check the balance of your loan(s), review details of new loans you've recently received, update your Mailing and Permanent Addresses and other contact information on-line, review your loan payment and transaction history.
Student can also customize loan repayment & get repayment assistance.
Student Loan Information Published by Canadian Federal Government
Additional information about financial aid can be found by visiting www.canlearn.ca.
Federal & Provincial Grants & Bursaries
The following are some of the grants and bursaries available to Canadian students:
• Canada Student Grants
• Provincial and Territorial Grants and Bursaries
Please visit the canlearn.ca website for additional information.
At The Art Institute of Vancouver our programs in the areas of design, fashion, media arts, and culinary are typically taught by industry professionals who bring their real-world experience into the classroom.
The following links provide you with the information you need to understand what we offer, how our schools are accredited, and how much it will cost to attend our school so you can make the right decision about your creative education.
Average Credits Attempted Per Term and Average Time to Graduation
Note: The data below includes only programs or degree types that had continuously enrolled graduates to report. If a degree or credential type did not have continuously enrolled graduates, that is, if graduates did not complete the program from start to finish without interruption in their coursework, data for that credential type is not included or reported.
Students take an average of 14 credits per quarter for degree programs and 13 credits per quarter for diploma programs.
Bachelor degrees: It will take approximately 15 quarters (45 months) of successful course completion at a 12 credit load and 12 quarters (36 months) at a 15 or 16 credit hour load to graduate. On average, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 10 quarters (30 months).
Certificate programs: It will take approximately 8 quarters (24 months) of successful course completion at a 12 credit load and 6 quarters (18 months) at a 15 or 16 credit hour load to graduate. On average, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 1 quarter (3 months).
Diploma programs: It will take approximately 6 quarters (18 months) of successful course completion at an 8 or 9 credit load and 4 quarters (12 months) at a 12 credit hour load to graduate. On average, continuously enrolled students complete the program in 7 quarters (21 months).
Changing programs, beginning programs at the mid-quarter start date, taking remedial courses, taking time off from coursework, registering for fewer hours or unsuccessful attempts at course completion may increase the total length of the program and overall cost of education. Transfer credits awarded toward your program may decrease the overall length and cost of education. Data reported is based on graduates in each program type and may not be indicative of future outcomes. Credential types with less than ten graduates are not presented.
Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal
To find more information regarding our refund policies, click here.
The Program Cost Sheet also provides potential students with information about tuition and fees for their program of interest.
Our facilities are modeled after real-world working environments. To find out more about our labs and classrooms, explore our website.
Many of our instructors have real-world experience in their chosen field. A list of our faculty can be found on our catalog page here.
Transfer of Credit Policies can be found by clicking here.
Accreditation and Licensing
Information regarding accreditation and licensing, including education program accreditation, can be found here. This information can also be found in our calendar. If you would like to review the official accreditation and licensing documentation, they can be found in the President’s office.
Privacy of Student Records – Freedom of Information & Protection of privacy Act (RSBC 1996) Chapter 165
To find out more about your rights as a student, including the rights and procedures relating to your right to view your education records, click here.
Diversity - Non Discrimination
The Art Institute of Vancouver is respectful of diversity and human rights. The Art Institute of Vancouver complies with the applicable Canadian and Provincial Human Rights Legislation, regulations and policies.
Information for international students can be found on our website.
Online Course Agreement
Many students have the opportunity to combine online learning with a traditional class experience. Information about our online courses as well as an online readiness survey is available on our website.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
With specific guidance from our accrediting bodies and the federal government, the school has established a mandatory Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy in order to help provide guidelines for students in maintaining their academic progress towards completion of a degree. Failure to comply with the established SAP policy could result in a loss of financial aid eligibility along with eventual academic probation and dismissal. Please be aware that dropping courses, reducing course load and failing courses will negatively affect your academic progress. The school has established periodic checkpoints to monitor student progress and to provide early intervention and corrective measures when appropriate. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and understand the current SAP policy, which can be found here, along with being available in the school catalog. Please contact your student academic advisor with any questions regarding the policy or to review your current academic standing.
From time to time, it is important for academic programs to make improvements to their curriculum or teaching style to stay in line with industry standards and changes. For information on all program changes and plans for improvement, please visit this link to see what the current plans might be to improve any academic program at this location.
Articulation Agreements For Courses Transferring Into This Campus
Many students have previous education experiences and may have earned credits at other institutions. We are providing a listing of the Articulation Agreements that we have entered into with other institutions that describe the courses that may transfer into program(s) at this campus. Articulation agreements are developed to identify what specific courses (please note that sometimes there are also minimum grade requirements) will transfer into specific programs at this campus from other institutions under the circumstances described in the actual articulation agreements. An articulation agreement by itself does NOT mean every course will transfer into a program at this campus.
It is at the discretion of the receiving institution The Art Institute of Vancouver Campus as to which credits will or will not be accepted for transfer. The student should review the articulation agreement to make sure they understand whether courses they wish to transfer in are included in the articulation agreement. Please contact a campus admissions representative, registrar or an academic advisor with any questions or for more detail on specific articulation agreements or to review the actual articulation agreement.
Students should understand that articulation agreements may be modified or eliminated by either the sending or receiving campus.
A list of textbooks for our courses can be found by logging into your student portal at MyAiCampus.com.
Important Book Information
We provide ease and convenience in accessing all of your textbook needs.
Cash Management Contracts
The Art Institute of Tucson utilizes a third-party servicer, BankMobile, to provide stipends to our eligible students. Under the Title IV cash management regulations, institutions are required to publicly disclose any contract that governs a cash management arrangement, as well as information about the costs incurred by students who elect to use a financial account offered under this arrangement. To view this contract, please click here. For a schedule of costs that may be incurred by the student, please refer to bankmobilevibe.com/fee-schedule/.
Student Services Revealed
Additional information regarding health and safety can be found in our academic calendar.
Information about our school security policies, crime statistics, crime logs, fire safety policies, fire statistics, and our fire log can be found in our crime report. Additional safety information regarding our drug and alcohol prevention program and vaccination policies (if required) can be found in our student handbook.
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Disability Services office assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities at The Art Institute of Vancouver.
Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Disabilities Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation.
Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with the Disability Services Coordinator to allow time to gather necessary documentation.
If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school's Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.
In the event of an emergency, our alert system will be enabled where timely information and instruction regarding the status of the emergency will be provided. Students now can also receive emergency messages via email, mobile phone, home phone and text messaging directly to the communication device of each recipient's choice. Students simply need to update their personal profile in their Student Portal to begin receiving emergency messages.
The Art Institutes strongly encourage all students to maintain adequate health insurance while attending school. More information about student health is available on our website.
Drug and Alcohol Policies
Policies regarding drug and alcohol use can be found by clicking here.
The Canadian Federal Government has a section of the canlearn.ca website with information about choosing a program and school.
In accordance with ACICS reporting requirements, attached is important information regarding retention, placement, and licensure examination pass rates (where applicable). These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.