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Government Financial Aid

In Canada, student financial assistance is available from the federal and provincial/territorial governments. Your application would be made through the province in which you are considered a resident.

There are two main forms of government assistance available: loans and grants. Student loans must be paid back but in most cases the grants do not need to be repaid.

Benefits of government student assistance

  • No interest while you are a full-time student, and for federal loans and some provinces including BC, no interest is charged during repayment either!
  • No payments required while you are a full-time student
  • No co-signer or collateral required
  • A portion of your loan may be forgiven
  • Applying for a provincial loan initiates the process by which your eligibility is evaluated for grants
  • A payment relief safety net is available if you encounter financial hardship during repayment.

Fee Deferral

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