University of Manitoba emergency loan program provides short-term assistance to students who experience unexpected and immediate financial expenses or constraints. This includes, but is not limited to, unanticipated personal living costs, and unexpected delays in government loans, and other award funding.
Emergency loan funds are not intended to act as a regular supplement or substitute for traditional forms of student financial aid, i.e. government loans, scholarships, and bursaries. Therefore, all students applying for emergency funding are expected to have a reasonable financial plan in place to cover normal school expenses, including tuition and living expenses, at the beginning of each academic session.
In order to be considered for an Emergency Loan a student must:
To apply for an Emergency Loan:
Undergraduate students: must complete the application form (available below). The deadline for repayment will be indicated on your emergency loan agreement.
Graduate Students: for information on Graduate Studies emergency loans, please see: umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Emergency_Loan2018.pdf
Faculty of Graduate Studies | 500 UMSU University Centre | Phone: 204-474-9836
The 2019/2020 Fall/Winter Session Emergency Loan application is now AVAILABLE.
International Student Health Insurance Relief Fund: the purpose of this fund is to provide some financial support in the form of a bursary to students facing financial hardship due to the costs associated with health care coverage. Pre-screening criteria for this fund are as follows:
The application is now CLOSED
The 2020 Spring/Summer Session Emergency Loan application is available here.
Repayment of Emergency Loans issued in the Spring/Summer term are due August 1st.
Completed applications and supporting documentation can be submitted to:
Financial Aid & Awards Office 422 University Centre
Phone (204) 474-9531 Fax (204) 474-7543
Upon faxing your application, please call the Financial Aid and Awards office to confirm its complete transmission.
Once your application is reviewed, you may be contacted for a short telephone or in-person interview. Please provide a current telephone number and your U of M email address.
Cheques for approved Emergency Loans are available for pick-up at the Financial Aid & Award Office usually within 2-3 business days.