VIU Cowichan Campus Student in Courtyard

Financial Aid

During the COVID19 situation we will not be offering face-to-face service until further notice. Services are available by telephone and email. 

The Financial Aid Assistant at Cowichan is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm by:

PHONE: 250-746-3509 - the department number is monitored for messages during office hours. When you leave a message please provide your full name, phone number, student number (if applicable), and email (please spell out slowly).


The Financial Aid Assistant will help with:

  • Answering questions
  • Helping with general information
  • Quick links to find forms

Please check Financial Aid & Awards for more details. 

The Nanaimo campus Financial Aid & Awards office may also be of assistance.  Email: or call toll-free 1-888-920-2221, local 6423.

Students applying for VIU bursaries in the fall must complete the VIU Scholarship, Award and Bursary profile, opening on September 1st located in your student record at

For steps on how to complete your VIU Scholarship, Award and Bursary profile visit

Indigenous Students seeking assistance are advised to email their request to, ensuring full name and student number is in the email.

BC Student Loan info at

National Student Loan info at

External Awards info at

Your VIU student record information must be accurate and up to date including your mailing address, email, phone number and security question.

 On Campus Student Employment

Jobs are posted for students to work at Cowichan campus online at Career Services