Student emergency financial assistance

Coast Mountain College offers several emergency funding programs available to eligible students experiencing unexpected financial hardship during the course of their studies at CMTN.

 

Adult Upgrading Grant Emergency Fund for Access to Technology

The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) Emergency Fund for Access to Technology is available to AUG funded students experiencing emergency financial hardship, who need to purchase software, hardware, internet connection, or pay an internet service bill, to support their education at CMTN while upgrading their education through our Career & College Preparation or Adult Special Education programs. For info, contact Financial Aid at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca, Student Services at studentservices@coastmountaincollege.ca, or a First Nations Access Coordinator at fnac@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Grocery Gift Cards for Students

The Student Society Emergency Aid Fund and the CMTN Student Society provide $25 grocery gift cards to Domestic and International students experiencing emergency financial need. For info, contact Financial Aid at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca, or Student Services at studentservices@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Grocery Gift Cards for Domestic Students affected by COVID-19

The Student Society Emergency Aid Fund provides $100 grocery gift cards to Domestic students experiencing emergency financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic through job loss, decreased hours, etc. For info, contact Financial Aid at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Grocery Gift Cards for International Students affected by COVID-19

The CMTN Student Union donated $10,000 in grocery gift cards to assist International students experiencing emergency financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic through job loss, decreased hours, etc. For info, contact Financial Aid at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Student Emergency Bursary

The CMTN Student Emergency Bursary provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event that could prevent them from continuing their education or otherwise impact their success at CMTN. For info, contact Financial Aid at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca, or Student Services at studentservices@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Indigenous Emergency Assistance Fund

BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (AVEST) provides grant funding to Coast Mountain College for the purpose of assisting Indigenous students with unforeseen and urgent financial needs that may affect their ability to continue their studies. For info, contact a First Nations Access Coordinator at fnac@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Indigenous Wellness Assistance Fund

The Wellness Fund is a $100 grant eligible to Indigenous students. The grant can be accessed once per school year.  The grant is a little boost to support registered student’s efforts to access products or services that support their improved mental and physical health. For info, contact a First Nations Access Coordinator at fnac@coastmountaincollege.ca.