British Columbia

Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Easy application

Tax filing not required

The Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund provides Up to $1000 to Aboriginal students experiencing a short-term financial crisis.

The program is delivered by the BC Association of First Nations and is available to eligible aboriginal students of all 25 B.C. public post-secondary institutions in BC experiencing unforeseen or unexpected financial need, such as (but not limited to) family emergencies, car repairs, medical expenses.

Eligible students can receive up to a maximum of $700 per year and can apply for assistance more than once. Students who access the emergency funding do not have to repay it.

You may qualify if:

  • You are an Aboriginal student of any B.C. public post-secondary institutions
  • And experiencing a short-term financial crisis.

  • The grant is administered by Program Delivery Agents at all BC public post-secondary institutions.
  • Aboriginal students can contact staff of the Aboriginal student support offices at all 25 public post-secondary institutions in B.C., who will help with the application process to receive the financial assistance.
  • Go to Indigenous Post-Secondary Education or to the Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund to learn more.

Last updated: March 31, 2021