A program designed to help remote communities pay for the costs of tuition and fees has been expanded to help cover the expenses of students.
The Department of Finance has issued a Request for Information to help local governments address the growing need to pay for students’ education expenses, with the aim of raising $40 million to $60 million.
It has asked for $10 million for a program to support remote communities to provide scholarships to students, and $5 million for the Daca Program to help students pay for their fees.
The program will provide $10,000 to every remote community with a population of 5,000 or less.
The money will be used to pay tuition for students, as well as help students with fees.
This is the third expansion of the program, which is aimed at addressing the growing cost of education in remote areas.
Earlier this year, the Dacs were asked to expand the program in the remote communities of the Lower Mainland, by $1 million.
The funding was used to fund the expansion of an online program called the Remote Community Student Loan and Financial Aid Program (RCSAFP), which has the support of the B.C. government.
The B.L.C.’s Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Ministry has also made funding available for the program.