To remove barriers to the training and education needed for in-demand jobs, Budget 2020 takes the next step in making life more affordable for B.C. students. Building on the elimination of interest on B.C. student loans, starting this fall, more than 40,000 students at colleges and universities will receive immediate support with up-front costs of their education through the new BC Access Grant.
The needs-based grant complements the Canada Access Grant, ensuring low- and middle-income B.C. students receive up to $4,000 a year to help with the cost of programs that lead to a degree, diploma or certificate.