The Financial Aid office facilitates the confirmation and disbursement of approved government student loans enabling students to receive their government-approved loan funding.
Student loans are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are studying full- or part-time in a degree-granting program. Programs not leading to a degree (such as Continuing Education programs are not eligible for government loan funding).
Students apply for loans through their home province/territory of residence (not the province where you will be attending university) and are considered for both federal and provincial loans and a variety of grants.
Loans: are determined and awarded based on financial need. Loans remain interest free while studying full-time but must be repaid upon graduation or any break in study longer than 6 months.
Grants: are determined and awarded based on financial need and other criteria. Grant eligibility is automatically assessed with a student loan application. Grants do not have to be repaid.