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.

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 Winter 2024 tuition fees in three instalments. Students without MSP (B.C. Medical Services Plan) coverage, will need to pay for Medical Insurance in addition to the first tuition instalment. 

Winter 2024 students must agree to pay their entire semester tuition fees by 5 pm on March 11, 2024.

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