UQ participates in the Canadian Federal & Provincial Student Loan programs. Generally students apply to their local province and a single application covers both Provincial and Federal funding.
Students from British Columbia and Ontario should contact the Financial Aid officer at the time of application to request the British Columbia Appendix 3 form or the Ontario OSAP Program Information Form.
These forms are completed by the Financial Aid Officer and sent directly to the relevant Provincial office. Students from other provinces can usually complete the initial part of process without assistance from UQ.
It is advisable that you apply early for your funding, although if you can avoid the peak processing times created by students studying in Canada it will make your application times shorter. If starting at UQ in January or February, apply in November or December of the previous year.
Federal Student Loans are interest-free, full-time student loans. The Canadian government will pay the interest on your Canada Student Loan while you are studying full-time. You must confirm your student status at the end of each Canadian academic year.
Repayment begins six months after you have completed your studies or have stopped being a full-time student. Interest on your loan accrues from the time you stop being a full-time student. Please visit the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) website for further information.
In addition to a federal student loan, you may also be eligible for a full-time student loan from the province or territory where you live. Eligibility for both federal and provincial loans is assessed using a single application form, but each program may have different requirements. Provincial loans vary by province.
For details specific to your province, please contact your student financial assistance office. Please note that residents of Ontario will receive only one loan when they apply for federal and provincial student loan funding.
To apply for a Canada Student Loan, you must:
*States/territories that operate separate loan programs
**States/territories that combine federal/state loans.
If you are claiming educational expenses from your Canadian taxes, the CRA will request that you submit a form, signed by UQ. Eligible students should request a TL11A Tuition Education & Textbook Amounts Certificate – University Outside Canada form from the Financial Aid Officer.
For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.