How many courses do I need to be full-time?
For student loan purposes, you are considered full-time with at least a 60% courseload / minimum 9 credit hours per term.
IMPORTANT: Your loan funding is dependant on your courseload. Please contact Financial Aid & Awards or your provincial loan office for information before you make your final decision to drop a course. It is up to you to know how your loan will be affected if you decide to withdraw from a course.
I am not planning on studying full-time. Am I eligible for a student loan?
If you are taking less than a 60% courseload, you may qualify for part-time loans. Please refer to your province's website for information. Note: part-time loans typically do not have the same funding options or repayment terms as full-time loans and do not use the same application form. Look specifically for part-time information on your home province's website.
Current full-time students with old student loans need to let the Federal and Provincial Loan offices know that they are back at school by completing a Schedule 2 and/or CR Form to avoid interest charges and repayment.Your financial institution/lender may also require these forms if you took government loans prior to the year 2000. These forms are completed at the Financial Aid & Awards Office after you have registered and paid the current term's tuition in full.
I have lived in more than one province - which province do I apply to?
You are considered a resident of a province/territory if :
If none of these criteria apply to you, contact the UM Financial Aid & Awards Office for assitance and a referral.