Government Student Loans - Canadian Students
The Government of Canada works with provincial government loan
offices to offer students loan and grant funding to assist them
throughout their post-secondary career. Repayable loans and
non-repayable grants are based upon financial need (i.e. income) and
students must apply annually for funding. Loan applications are
available as of May 1st in NS (and later for some other provinces) for
the study in the Fall/Winter. Students should apply 6-8 weeks before
classes start to ensure funding. Canada/Provincial Government Student Loans are
not available to International students.
Please note that Non-degree programs are generally not eligible for the Canada Student Loans. Call your provincial loan office to ask for details before applying.
Government Student Loans - U.S. Students
Students who are Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. may apply for a Direct Loan through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
Students must be registered in a degree program. Students in any online
or correspondence programs (including registration in one of these
courses) are not eligible for U.S. government loan funding. Contact the Financial Aid Coordinator to apply.