With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Apply For a Student Loan

The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan work together to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students. Loans, grants, and bursaries are available to help full- and part-time students. Assistance is meant to supplement, not replace, other resources.

The Student Loan Handbook contains valuable information about the student loan program including:

  • who is eligible;
  • how much assistance you can receive;, 
  • grants you may be eligible for; 
  • scholarships; 
  • maintaining your eligibility while in school; and 
  • repaying your student loan. 
Please read the handbook carefully before applying for a student loan.

1. Benefits

Saskatchewan post-secondary students in Saskatchewan may be eligible for student loans offered through the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program. This program is delivered jointly by the Government of Canada and Saskatchewan to provide financial assistance that helps students pay for post-secondary education.

The amount of assistance you can receive, including bursaries and grants depends on your situation. The Notice of Assessment you receive after applying will outline your eligibility for both provincial and federal aid.


2. Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for full-time assistance in Saskatchewan if:
  • You are a Saskatchewan resident, meaning you have lived in Saskatchewan for at least 12 consecutive months before the first day of your study period (excluding time spent as a full-time post-secondary student);
  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person;
  • You have financial need according to program criteria;
  • You are enrolled or qualified to enrol as a full-time post-secondary student at a designated school in an approved program which is at least 12 weeks in length. If your program has periods of study of 6-11 weeks, you may be eligible if the shorter periods are part of a longer program;
  • You will be taking at least 60% of a full course load, or 40% if you are a student with a permanent disability;
  • Your previous student loans are in good standing (i.e., you must not have defaulted on a previous student loan);
  • You pass a credit check if you are 22 years of age or older and applying for the first time; and
  • You have not exhausted the lifetime maximum assistance limit.

Check with your school to ensure it is designated for the purposes of student loans or visit Government of Canada website for a list of designated educational institutions. Your school must be designated in order for you to receive funding. If you have questions regarding a school’s designation, please contact the Student Service Centre.


3. How to Apply

Applications for student loans can be made by applying online or by mailing a paper application. The fastest and most convenient way to apply for a student loan is online.

Submit your application early to ensure you receive your money at the start of your school term. Applications for the upcoming loan year are available in June. Applications and any changes to information must be received 14 business days before your program end date.


4. Apply

Apply Online

To apply online for student loans, you will need one of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows with Internet Explorer 11, Internet Explorer Mobile, or Edge;
  • Apple Safari 8 and above, Safari for Windows 5.1.7 and above, Safari Mobile 6 and above;
  • Mozilla Firefox 27 and above; 
  • Google Chrome 33 and above;
  • Android 5.0 and above.

Before you apply, you will be required to log on to the Advanced Education Student Portal where you will establish your username and password which you can use each year. Your Portal account Message Centre will also provide you with the results of your assessment after your application is processed.

Apply Online Now

Other Ways to Apply

Students who are unable to apply online may apply through the printable application package.

If you are applying with the paper application, please forward all documents and the completed application form to: 

Student Services Centre
1120 - 2010 12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 0M3
Fax: (306) 787-1608

Please note that the processing time for paper applications may take as long as four weeks. Please consider applying online - it's faster.


5. Further Information

After You Apply

For information about receiving, maintaining, and repaying your student loan, please visit After You Apply

Bursaries and Grants

Did you know that you could qualify for additional funding through scholarships, bursaries, or grants? Visit Scholarships, Bursaries, and Grants page for more information.

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