Tuition and financial aid
The tuition for the 2012-13 academic year is $8,678.08 for domestic students, plus applicable student society and activity fees of approximately $1076.58 for the academic year. For further details and the rates for international students, see the UVic Calendar or the Tuition and Fees Schedule from Accounting Services.
Law students should expect to spend approximately $1,500 per year on texts and course materials. Domestic students undertaking Co-op work terms pay a fee of $624.24 per work term.
A mandatory extended medical and dental plan and a bus pass for students is included in your student fees. For information regarding these, please visit the University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) website at www.uvss.uvic.ca.
2012-13 UVic Law Bursary Application - UVic Law bursary applications for September 2012 to April 2013 are now being accepted. All students who will be paying UVic Law tuition are eligible to apply. The bursary application deadline is June 30, 2012, but late applications may be accepted with prior approval.
Please do not fill out the UVic Law Bursary Application until you have submitted your government student loan application.
The guidelines for assessing UVic Law bursaries can be found in the Law Bursary Eligibility Policy: General Principles and Criteria for Use in Determining Financial Need. Any questions or comments regarding financial aid and/or additional information for your law bursary application may be submitted via email to Janet Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New registrants will be assigned a personal bursary deadline upon notifying the Admissions Office that they are accepting an offer of admission if their acceptance deadline is after the Law Bursary application deadline.
In order to be approved to have a late bursary application assessed, please write out your reasons for requesting permission to submit a late bursary application, listing the date that you will submit your application and any reasons for missing the original deadline. You should then send the letter to Janet Person as an email attachment to email@example.com or by fax (250-721-6390). These will be put to the law faculty's financial aid committee for their consideration. You may fill out the online bursary application at any time, but it won't actually be assessed unless the committee approves your request.
Please note that the financial aid committee rarely approves late bursary applications.
Click here for more information on Law Bursaries.
Other Funding for Law Students
- Dean's Emergency Loan Fund
- Government Student Loans
- Work Study Program
- The Legal Studies for Aboriginal People (LSAP) program is a bursary program designed to financially assist Métis and Non-Status Indian students who wish to pursue their studies in law. The program's objective is to promote equitable representation of Aboriginal people in the legal profession by providing financial assistance to those enrolled in a law school program in Canada.
- List of awards and bursaries for Aboriginal Students (Office of Indigenous Affairs)
- First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program - provides funding to students of Aboriginal ancestry to help support their post secondary education. It's funded by the Province of British Columbia and delivered by the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.
- UVic Undergraduate Bursaries are administered by the Student Awards and Financial Aid office. Students in the J.D. program are eligible to apply.
For more comprehensive information on grants, loans, and all other financial aid programs please refer to the University Calendar or contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at:
Student Awards and Financial Aid Services
University of Victoria
PO Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Phone: (250) 721-8423