Canadian Government Student Loan
The government of Canada provides access student loans to support your learning pursuits. Students please link to the web site that best meets your residency. Residency is defined as the last place you have lived for 12 consecutive months prior to full-time post-secondary studies.
- Canada Student Loans - A program run by the federal government.
- Provincial Student Loans - Each province or territory has its own student loans program.
- You only need to submit one application. When you apply through your province, you will be assessed for both types of government student loan simultaneously.
For information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the CanLearn website. In order to qualify for a provincial student loan, you must be a full-time student registered in 9 credit hours each term (12 credit hours for Newfoundland loans). This is equivalent to three classes (each at 3 credit hours).
Student Loan Information By Province
Negotiating your student loan
When your government student loan arrives, take the forms to Financial Services located at 8 Bailey Drive (IUC Building). Information regarding the negotiation of your loan will be provided by your province. Loan documents for residents of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland will be sent directly to the Financial Service's Office. You will receive an email to your UNB email account when it arrives.
If you drop classes through the year, it may affect your student loan. Students contemplating a change should consider the financial implications as well as the academic. Refer to the UNB’s Refund Policy for details and ask the Financial Aid Office for advice before you drop a class.