Government Loans and Grants
Federal and Provincial Student Aid
Thompson Career College is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia. As such, students who attend our programs can apply for student financial aid (loans and grants) from the provincial and federal governments.
Students can apply for loans and grants through their province's Student Aid organization. See the following links for eligibility and application information in the three western provinces. Students from any province can apply for financial aid if they are attending an accredited school.
BC - www.studentaidbc.ca
If you are in BC, you can apply online for aid by selecting the 'Apply for a Student Loan Online' link on the Student Aid BC site. However, contact the college first to get information about program codes and start / end dates.
Alberta - www.alis.gov.ab.ca/studentsfinance/main.asp
If you are an Alberta resident you can apply online for aid by clicking on 'Electronic Application' from the Alberta Students Finance site (link above). However, contact the college first to get information about program codes and start / end dates.
Saskatchewan - www.aeei.gov.sk.ca/student-loans
If you are a Saskatchewan resident you can apply online for aid by clicking on 'Apply online' from the Saskatchewan student financial aid site (link above). However, contact the college first to get information about program codes and start / end dates.
Note that once you pick a start and end date, you will need to get us to complete and send a Saskatchewan Program Information form to you to submit with your application. Please call us at 877-840-0888 to initiate the process.
Manitoba - www.gov.mb.ca/educate/sfa
Ontario - osap.gov.on.ca
In Ontario, students applying to out of province programs apply through the following branch:
Student Support Branch
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9
Fax: (807) 343-7278
You have to file a paper application, which can be downloaded and printed from the web site.
You also need an 'OSAP Program Information Form' from Thompson Career College to file with your application. Please contact us, and we will send this completed form to you. Before providing this form, we will review your qualifications for admission to the program, and determine which session you would enroll in.
Quebec - www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/
Unfortunately the province of Quebec does not provide aid to students taking a distance education course from an out-of-province school, so only our on-site programs are eligible for aid.
New Brunswick - www.studentaid.gnb.ca
Nova Scotia - studentloans.ednet.ns.ca
Newfoundland & Labrador - www.edu.gov.nf.ca/studentaid
Nunavat - www.edu.gov.nu.ca
Northwest Territories -
Yukon Territories -