Financial Information

Navigating finances is an important part of your studies. Use this page to find information regarding important dates, forms, and policies that will play an integral role in your academic journey. If you have any questions about fees, deferral, or refund policies, see the bottom of this page for more information.

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As a student at VIU you are subject to the taxation laws of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Whether you have to file a Canadian tax return and the type of income you must report depends on your residency status in Canada. It is your responsibility to assess your own tax obligations every year.

For details about this process and links to the required forms follow this link: International Students and Taxes 

Income Tax Frequently Asked Questions

If you need an estimate of your tuition and living costs during your studies at VIU, please visit our cost calculator. If you require this information on letterhead, feel free to visit our Letter Request webpage to request a banking letter. Our staff will be happy to prepare a letter for you for a $20 fee. A scanned copy will be e-mailed to you within 5 business days.