As a Title IV eligible foreign school, University of Calgary is able to facilitate the disbursement of four types of loans under the Direct Loans Program.
Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan.
Parent PLUS Loans are loans made to parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
Graduate PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
Students must first establish eligibility by completing a Free Application for Student Financial Assistance (FAFSA) on the Federal Student Aid website (fafsa.ed.gov). Once complete, students must submit a Direct Loans application to the Financial Aid Office for funding assessment and approval.