Pupils through the United States Of America

The university no longer participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program, also known as the Direct Loan Program as of the 2019 Fall Term. What this means is pupils with American citizenship will no be eligible to longer get capital through the Direct Loan Program while attend the University of Saskatchewan.

With you to defer the interest on your existing direct loan if you had a direct loan prior to attending USask, we can work. Please contact student. to learn more.

If required, we encourage you to definitely explore other financing options including loans that are private USask bursaries and scholarships.

We encourage you to research the terms and conditions carefully if you are considering Private Loans. Personal figuratively speaking are nonfederal loans, created by a lender such as for instance a bank, credit union or state agency.

Government of Saskatchewan – 2019-2020 education loan modifications

The 2019-2020 scholar Loan Handbook contains valuable details about the education loan system, including:

  • Modifications when it comes to student that is new 12 months, starting on August 1, 2019
  • That is qualified;
  • How assistance that is much can get;
  • Funds you could qualify for;
  • Scholarships;
  • Preserving your eligibility whilst in college; and
  • Repaying the learning education loan.

Please browse the handbook carefully before using for a learning pupil loan.

Student education loans

Federal Government figuratively speaking and grants will allow you to fund your training. They have been interest-free while you’re in college full-time. There are 2 main kinds of federal government education loan programs:

In the event that you continue to have questions regarding figuratively speaking after reading the information below, please contact pupil Central.

Other loan programs

  • Crisis economic assistance
  • Lines of bank and credit loans
  • Other loan information

Determine eligibility

You might be qualified to submit an application for a national federal federal government education loan if you should be:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or designated as being a person that is protected
  • Signed up for or qualified to enrol as being a full-time* student (unless you intend to use for that loan as being a student that is part-time
  • Approved for a reduced program load – you truly must be registered in at the least 6 credit devices per term (40% of the full program load) to be able to keep full-time status* regular is understood to be taking nine credit devices per term (typically three classes for the majority of undergraduates)* if you should be enrolled at one or more organization, to be looked at a full-time pupil your combined program load must certanly be comparable to nine credit devices per term (typically three classes for many undergraduates)

Loans are supposed to provide you with an assisting hand and may also perhaps not purchase your whole post-secondary training. You may have to augment other sources to your loan of financing.

Spring and Summertime loans

To qualify for a full-time education loan throughout the springtime and/or summer time terms:

  • Your enrolment needs to be at the very least 6 consecutive months in size (except in case for which you have actually a student-based loan extended)
  • You need to carry on being signed up for 60per cent or higher of a complete course load, that will be defined in line with the wide range of quarters that you will be signed up for (see chart below) and attain effective completion.
  • That you are enrolled in (see chart below) if you are approved for a reduced course load, you must be enrolled in 40% of a full course load, which will be defined based on the number of quarters.

You might be ineligible for education loan capital for just about any period of time while you are registered in 0 credit devices.

Quarter registered in minimal credit units required Reduced Course Load Start/end dates
Q1 extension (see below) 2 credit devices or higher 1.5 credit devices or more May 8 – May 31
Q1, Q2 4 credit devices or even more 3 credit devices or more May 8 – June 26
Q1, Q2, Q3 6 credit units or maybe more 4.5 credit devices or more May 8 – July 22
Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 8 credit devices or higher 6 credit devices or even more might 8 – August 16
Q2, Q3 4 credit devices or even more 3 credit devices or even more June 3 – July 22
Q2, Q3, Q4 6 credit devices or maybe more 4.5 credit units or higher June 3 – August 16
Q3, Q4 4 credit devices or higher 3 credit devices or even more June 27 – August 16

Spring Term = Quarter 1 (Q1), Quarter 2 (Q2)Summer Term = Quarter 3 (Q3), Quarter 4 (Q4)