Financial Aid

Blessed Edmund Rice Bursary Program

Purpose

Vancouver College is committed to providing accessible Catholic-based education to all families as envisioned by our founder, Blessed Edmund Rice. The Blessed Edmund Rice Bursary Program provides tuition assistance to those families with demonstrated need for financial assistance based on a formal bursary application and review process.

Governance

The Board of Directors approves the Bursary program and process including funding allocation on an annual basis and the financial and non-financial criteria for assessing tuition assistance and appoints the Bursary Committee. The Bursary Committee administers the Bursary Program approved by the Board and submits periodic bursary program reports to the Finance and Audit Committee.

Bursary Committee

The Bursary Committee at Vancouver College has the overall responsibility to administer the Blessed Edmund Rice Bursary Program. The Bursary Committee is comprised of four members: the President (Chair), Business Manager, a VCL director and a representative of the North American Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. The Bursary Committee meets to review all the applications, interviews applicants when deemed necessary, assesses the family's needs against the financial and non-financial criteria, decides whether tuition assistance will be granted and approves the award amount.

Download Blessed Edmund Rice Bursary Application Process Information

Download Blessed Edmund Rice Bursary Application Form

Family Discount

Families in need of the Family Discount MUST complete a "Request for Family Discount" form and submit with registration or re-registration package ANNUALLY. Please complete the form in its entirety and a meeting with the Business Manager may be required.

Discounts are not automatically given to families with multiple sons attending Vancouver College.

Please note that any amount taken as a family discount will be reflected as a decrease in the charitable portion of your tuition for which you receive a tax receipt.

For the 2019-20 school year the discount is $1,600 for the 2nd son, $3,600 for the 3rd son, and $5,650 for the 4th son, with no tuition payable for the 5th son.