VIU Cowichan Campus Student in Courtyard

Financial Aid

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 and 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 Ext. 6423.

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

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

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

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 at Career Services