In Canada, student financial assistance, or student loans, are available from the federal and provincial/territorial governments. There are two main forms of assistance available: loans and grants. Student loans must be paid back whereas grants, in most cases, do not need to be repaid.

You apply for government student assistance in your home province even if you are planning to study in another province. Government student assistance is intended to help you pay for your education. The amount of assistance available will depend on your personal and family situation and can only be determined after you have submitted an application.

Benefits of Government Student Assistance

  • Interest free while you are a full-time student
  • No payments required while you are a full-time student
  • You do not need to have a co-signer or collateral
  • A portion of your loan may be forgiven
  • You may also be considered for non-repayable funding such grants and bursaries

Find out more about government student assistance for residents of Saskatchewan or residents of other Canadian provinces/territories.

Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program

Once your loan application has been assessed by Saskatchewan Student Loans, you will be mailed a notice of assessment and a Master Student Financial Aid Agreement (MSFAA) form.  You must sign and send in your MSFAA immediately in order for your loan to be approved and money to be disbursed. Once your MSFAA has been received, your loan will be sent to the University electronically for approval. More information is available on the Saskatchewan Student Loans page.

U.S. Student Loans

Find out more about student loans for residents of the United States.