Starting May 2022 (for summer session and thereafter) students receiving student loans will receive all funds directly.
Remember to pay your tuition and fees before the deadlines!
Government Student Financial Assistance (Loans and Grants)
The federal and provincial governments have established student financial assistance programs for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants studying at the post-secondary level. This aid is provided in the form of loans and grants, on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The appropriate provincial or territorial authorities will evaluate your application and then provide funding, based on your assessed financial need, in federal and/or provincial student loans or grants.
Government student loans are interest free while you are attending full-time at a post-secondary institution. You begin repaying the loan six months after you cease to be a full-time student.
You must apply for student financial assistance through the province you are considered to be a resident of. For example, residents of Alberta will apply for federal and provincial student financial assistance from Alberta Learning.
The Scholarships and Student Finance Office provides access to application forms and advice concerning the federal and various provincial student financial assistance programs.
The Scholarships and Student Finance Office works with policy makers and service providers to improve student loan programs. Please contact our office as all feedback is welcome.