Student Support Programs

Columbia College recognizes that students are being significantly affected by the impacts of COVID-19. We continue to take action to help our students.  

Laptop Assistance Program (LAP)

All registered students are expected to have a laptop compatible with online instructional delivery. To support you in acquiring a non-refurbished laptop, up to a $600 credit will be applied to your College account for a future tuition payment if you meet all the conditions listed below. To see if you are eligible for the LAP, please e-mail [email protected]. The purchase must be purchased using Canadian currency from a reputable Canadian retailer (such as: Amazon.ca, Best Buy, London Drugs, Staples, The Source, Dell.ca etc.) and within the last 4 months. 

As part of the approval process, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt, proof of payment, proof of laptop specifications meeting College requirements, and a photo of the laptop serial number.

Note that if you are completing your Associate Degree and have a remaining credit balance relating to the LAP program, you may apply for a cash refund of this credit (less any fees owing) once your degree requirements are met.

Dell Canada is offering Columbia College students a free service called “Dell’s Member Purchase Program”.  

These Dell laptops meets the minimal requirements to quality for the Columbia College Laptop Program (LAP). This is just another option for students to buy a laptop.

The link below will lead to Dell’s website www.dell.ca/columbiacollege

Student Emergency Support Program (SESP)

The Columbia College Student Emergency Support Program (SESP) is intended to help students access funding in order to support their basic needs, including physiological and safety needs.

To receive funding students must meet all eligibility requirements noted below and apply for funding in at least one of the approved funding categories identified. 

SESP funding is intended to help students get back on their feet when an urgent or unexpected need arises that they cannot meet themselves. It cannot be used to pay for non-essential needs, or to pay for basic needs on an ongoing basis. Students are encouraged to work with counsellors, or other members of Student Services, to create a realistic, long-term, and sustainable plan for meeting their own needs moving forward. 

Tuition Instalment Plan (TIP)

Full-time students may pay their Summer 2022 tuition fees in three instalments. Students without MSP (B.C. Medical Services Plan) coverage, will need to pay for Guard.me Medical Insurance in addition to the first tuition instalment. 

Summer 2022 students must agree to pay their entire semester tuition fees by July 4, 2022.

It is important for students to read the criteria and detail of the TIP program. 

Submission of the TIP form means that you agree with the terms and conditions of the program detailed below. 

For payment methods, please visit: Paying School Fees