Financial Assistance

There are a number of options available to you when it comes to financing your education at Centre for Arts and Technology. Learn more about each of them below, and visit our Student Loan page for more information on government and private student loans. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the options about paying for your education, feel free to contact a Financial Advisor at the school: 1.866.860.2787.

Payment Plans

Subject to credit approval by Centre for Arts and Technology’s Financial Services Department, payment plans are available in many circumstances. With all payment plans, 100% of tuition must be paid prior to completion of the program. At some campuses, payment plans may be subject to a financing fee. To discuss setting up a payment plan, please speak to a Financial Advisor for more information.

External Scholarships, Bursaries, and Grants

Our Finance Department has put together a downloadable PDF, full of great resources on available scholarships and bursaries. Download your copy below.

Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) – Government of Canada

The LLP allows eligible students to withdraw up to $10,000 per year, tax-free, (up to $20,000 over a four-year period) from their RRSP. Withdrawals are repayable over 10 years. For details about the plan and eligibility requirements, visit the Revenue Canada website, and read the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) Guide.

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

RESPs are Registered Education Savings Plans that permit savings to grow tax-free until the beneficiary is ready to enroll in a recognized post-secondary institution on a full-time basis. Contributions to all RESPs are subject to a lifetime maximum of $42,000. Having an RESP also allows you to apply for the Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG).

Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG)

The CESG is a Government of Canada grant paid directly into the beneficiary’s RESP to a limit of $7,200. Click here for more information.

Aboriginal Students

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada provides financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students for tuition, transportation, and living expense support through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP).

Indspire is a nationally registered nonprofit organization that also provides career information and post-secondary awards to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students. Indspire Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries.

The Aboriginal Bursary Website and CanLearn are great resources for finding scholarships, bursaries and incentives for Aboriginal students as well.

Other Opportunities

Rehabilitation, Retraining, and Educational Upgrading

In BC, some individuals may qualify for assistance through Worksafe BC. Worksafe BC may help with rehabilitation, retraining, and educational upgrading. Visit for more information.

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) also offers retraining programs. Interested applicants should contact the ICBC Rehabilitation Coordinator directly. Additional information is available at

Employment Insurance

Applicants who are currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or who have received benefits in the past may qualify for financial assistance through Service Canada. Please visit Service Canada’s website for more information:

Students with Disabilities

For applicants with disabilities, training funding may be available through Maximus Canada Employment Service Inc. More information:

The Government of Canada also provides financial assistance to students with permanent disabilities. Go to: Financial Assistance for Students with Permanent Disabilities.

Aeroplan Miles

Centre for Arts and Technology is pleased to announce that you can now pay for your tuition with Aeroplan miles. There is no limit on how many Aeroplan miles you use towards your tuition, so ask your family and friends to donate their miles to help fund your schooling! More information can be found on the Aeroplan website or the Higher Ed Points website.