Student loans and grants
Student loans are government-funded repayable financial assistance. This funding is intended to help students finance their post-secondary education. Your eligibility is determined by a standard means test developed by the federal and provincial governments. While you pursue post-secondary studies on a full-time basis, the government subsidizes the interest on your loan.
To obtain a loan, apply directly to the government assistance provider in your home province. This is a one-stop process that considers you for federal and provincial loans and grants. If you apply for a loan, you are held responsible for understanding how your province's program works, so read their information carefully.
To receive a loan or to establish interest-free status, you must maintain the required course load. This is very important, as dropping below this threshold can mean early repayment and loss of funding.
Students should apply before June 30 each year for the upcoming Winter Session in order to receive funding in time for September.
Students are required to apply for student loans through their province of residence. For information on this, visit Determining province of residency.
For more student loan information relevant to you, please see:
- Interest-free status
- Course load requirements
- Determining province of residency
- Who holds my student loans?
- Repaying your student loans
- Students from BC
- Students from other provinces and territories
- US students
- Part-time students
- Summer loans
- Students with disabilities
- Students going on Exchange
- Co-op students
- Students with previous loans
Last reviewed 4/14/2015 10:22:51 AM