Students of Pacific Rim College may pursue a number of options in helping to finance their education.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Your Best Interest Scholarship Fund
Your Best Interest (YBI) is a pay-it-forward type of initiative in which the interest fees that students incur and pay as a result of delayed tuition payment are converted into a scholarship fund that is available to all diploma students. To increase the fund, PRC matches all contributions dollar for dollar. This money will be collated on an annual basis from September 1-August 31 and then matched by PRC, effectively doubling the scholarship fund. This scholarship fund will then be awarded to students in the form of the Pacific Rim College Bursary over the course of the following year via our standard Application for Financial Aid process. How much money is available each year depends on the late payment fees collected from the previous year.
Canadian students are eligible to apply for Canada Student Loans for all programs at PRC.
British Columbia residents can apply for student loans online through StudentAid BC. Students can also pick up a paper application from PRC or any other academic institution registered with Canada Student Loans.
For non-British Columbia residents, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca for information about Canada Student Loans.
Pacific Rim College Bursary
The Pacific Rim College Bursary is a $500 financial award offered to students in the following programs at PRC: Diploma of Acupuncture, Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diploma of Phytotherapy, Diploma of Holistic Nutrition, Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems Diploma, and the Natural Health Program. This bursary is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Eligible students must complete an Application for Financial Aid and enroll in and maintain a minimum of 18 credits per semester during the semester of financial award. Applications must be received by PRC’s Office of Admissions no later than 60 calendar days before the first scheduled day of class of the semester. The recipients will be announced 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Indspire Bursaries and Scholarships
Indspire disburses bursaries and scholarships through its Building Brighter Futures program to Indigenous students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs. Since 1985, Indspire has disbursed bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students. It is the largest funder for Indigenous education outside of the federal government. Please click here for more information.