Thompson Rivers University is hosting a free public event so prospective students can find out more about their financial options.
The virtual event, University Affordability in a COVID-19 Era, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. on TRU’s YouTube channel.
Prospective students can get answers to their questions about enrolling this fall, including how to pay for school.
Tune in at https://www.youtube.com/c/ThompsonRiversUniversityOfficial.
The pandemic has prompted federal and provincial governments to offer one-time funds in addition to their usual programs. The largest amount comes from the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students, a non-repayable program for lower-income students that is doubling to $6,000 from the usual $3,000.
Additionally, StudentAidBC recently announced the new, non-repayable BC Access Grant that can provide students with up to $4,000 a year.
Here is a list of resources students can explore to support their studies this fall:
• Scholarships and bursaries
• Open Education Resources (OER)
• Students can look into OER —free textbooks, supplementary manuals and guides on a variety of subjects that are available through BC’s Open Textbook collection.