NIC Student WI-FI
Open to all Students. simply open your Wi-Fi settings on your laptop or other mobile device and select "NIC-WIFI". You will be prompted for credentials to authenticate your connection. The Username and Password will be the same as your myNIC account (eg. n9999999). If you save this connection, you will only need to do this process once.
Apple - enter your myNIC credentials and select "Join", when prompted select "Trust"
Android - Enter the settings as shown.
If you do not see "Use system certificates", please select "do not validate" or "(unspecified)"
I Can't Get On the Wi-Fi:
NIC is offering access to eduroam. Eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions – connect once and connect everywhere eduroam is available. There are over 30 participating institutions in BC!
For more information please visit: https://www.eduroam.org/what-is-eduroam/
Please note: if your password changes, you will need to update it in your device’s wifi settings
To have the eduroam certificate installed on to your device,
please visit and follow the process: https://cat.eduroam.org/ *
*Please note: Android users need to install the eduroam app first
Student Printing Account
Did you know your NIC Student Printing account and password is the same as your myNIC account?
When you sign in with your Student Printing Account (eg. n9999999) you can:
Deposit funds to your account using a credit card or an Interac debit card
View your account balance and print history
Print from your wireless device
Redeem print vouchers
GO to the NIC Student Printing Account and log on to get started!
**Purchases of Printing Credits and Print Vouchers are non-refundable.**
NICPrint Credits can be purchased online with a credit card or Interac Online.
Go to https://nicprint.nic.bc.ca and log in with your myNIC ID and password.
Select "Add Credit"
Select the amount you wish to deposit and click ‘Add value’.
Choose a payment method: Credit card or Interac Online
If you chose Credit Card, fill in the form and click 'Process Transaction'. If you chose Interac Online, click 'Proceed to online banking' and you will be taken to your bank’s online portal. Please note that at present, you can only pay if you have a debit card at one of the following institutions: BMO, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank or TD Canada Trust.
You can purchase NICPrint credit using Cash from the Library staff. They will add the credit to your Student Print Account. You can then verify your account balance by signing in to your NIC Student Printing Account.
You can also use cash/credit/debit to purchase Print Vouchers during the first month of semester from the following book store locations during their posted operating hours.
Comox Valley Bookstore
Campbell River Bookstore
Port Alberni Bookstore
The Multi Function Printers in all of NIC Libraries are able to Scan to Email for free. In order to Scan to Email, please follow these steps:
Don't forget to log out and take your originals!
The Multi Function Printers in all of the NIC Libraries are able to Photocopy. Photocopy costs are the same as print costs. To photocopy, please follow these steps:
Don't forget to log out and take your originals!
Printing Wirelessly From Your Device
Web printing will send your document to the printer "as is" - please have it formatted the way you need it before sending it to the printer. Please note there is no double sided printing or colour printing available through the web print portal.
Library personnel will not assume responsibility for unclaimed print jobs in the library.
Please ensure you have sufficient funds to print your document
Log in using your myNIC username and password (eg. n9999999)
Sign In to your Student Printing Account and follow these steps:
1. Select "Web Print" from the side menu, then select "Submit a Job"
2. Select the Printer in the Library nearest you, and then choose how many copies
3. Upload your file:
4. Select "Upload and complete"
5. Your Print Job will now be in the Queue - Go to "Jobs Pending Release" to finish printing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What alternatives do I have to printing?
Responsible printing means printing only what you need.
How much does it cost to print?
Each printed page costs 10 cents. If both sides of the page are printed on, as with a duplex job, it is counted as two printed pages. Pages with colour (available in the campus libraries – except for Mount Waddington) cost 20 cents per page.
How does the Student Printing system work?
Users prepare documents as they normally would. The only thing that changes is the appearance of some dialog boxes, prompting users for Student Printing credentials, before the document is released to the printer.
Click on “Print” to confirm your job and release it to the printer. Your job will print normally provided you have a sufficient balance.
Why does it charge an extra page when I print from an Internet Browser?
In some instances, your web browser may add an extra page when printing, which is counted by the pay-for-printing system. Specifically, this occurs if the actual content requires an odd number of pages and the printer is set to two-sided printing (the default).
Several options are available to avoid being charged for additional pages when printing from Internet Explorer:
The Student Printing portal will not let me create an account, what options do I have?
If you are not an NIC student, you will not be able to use the Student Printing service.
What if I forget my Student Printing password?
It is the same as your myNIC account, so chances are you have forgotten that as well. Resetting your password can be done through the myNIC login page.
For users with PrintBucks obtained from the bookstore, the logon credentials are on the front of the card. Please ensure your PrintBucks are kept in a safe place as we cannot replace lost credits.
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