Students enrolled in Summer Session courses at UBC are eligible for student loan funding if they meet the eligibility criteria. While this can be confusing, it is your responsibility to register in a loan eligible course load. Please contact Student Services to make sure your course schedule is eligible for loans. If you receive loans, please contact Student Services to ensure registration changes will not impact your loan eligibility.
Unlike Winter Session courses, Summer Session courses start and end at a variety of times and can be as short as 3 weeks in length.
COVID-19 Updates for the 2020/21 academic year
Due to COVID -19, Student Aid BC has introduced a temporary relief measure to support students. Only for the 2020-21 academic year, students may be eligible for full-time loan funding if they are registered in a study period of at least 6 consecutive weeks. In a given academic year, the standard minimum study period must be at least 12 consecutive weeks for a student to be eligible for full-time funding.
To be eligible for full-time loans during Summer Session you must satisfy all of the following criteria if you are applying to Student Aid BC:
- Register in at least 9 credits in most programs
- Audited, wait-listed and withdrawn courses do not count
- Register in a study period that is at least 6 consecutive weeks in length
- Your study period stretches from the term start date of your first class to the exam period end date of your last class. Individual classes can be shorter than your study period.
- Have no breaks exceeding 10 percent of the study period:
- 3 business days for a 6-week loan
- 6 business days for a 13-week loan
- 8 business days for a 17-week loan
Students are strongly encouraged to select a combination of courses that span over two terms during the 2021 Summer Session. It is not suggested for students to register in 9 credits over 6 weeks, due to the heavy workload and accelerated nature of summer courses.