AU is aware that BC Student Aid is not expected to have their 2020-2021 application systems open until early to mid-July. Please ensure you submit a Student Financial Aid Course Registration Plan by the June 30th published deadline and apply for your student aid as soon as the application systems become available.
Step 1: Apply for Student Financial Assistance
Step 2: Submit the Course Registration Plan
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Your completion of the two steps above will initiate critical processes including completion of Provincial or Territorial program information forms and confirmation of enrolment forms by AU and your funding agency.
In order to be considered a funded student you need to have applied and received approval for Full Time Government Student Financial Aid. Full-time status is equal to a minimum of three, 3-credit courses all with the same start date.
Full-time requirements state that you must be registered in a minimum of 60 per cent of a full course load or 9 credits over four months for one semester or 18 credits over eight months for two semesters. All courses in a semester must have the same start date. Funded students receive a shortened contract for their courses. Three-credit courses are shortened to four months (instead of six), and 6-credit courses are shortened to eight months (instead of twelve).
To qualify for full-time status for funding purposes in a four-month semester at the graduate studies level, students must be registered in a minimum of a 60 per cent course load (.75 credits per month). This is equal to one, 4-month grouped study course per four-month semester OR two, 6-month individualized study courses per four-month semester.
One, 6-month graduate course is considered part time.
If you are not a student receiving student financial assistance, but require information regarding full- or part-time status at AU, please contact Enrolment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-800-788-9041, ext. 6822, or visit the Full-Time or Part-Time Enrolment Status page.
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Updated January 28 2020 by Student & Academic Services