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Funding and Scholarship Programs

Newfoundland and Labrador Student Loans

Post-secondary students in Newfoundland and Labrador may be eligible to receive financial assistance from both the Canada Student Loans Program and the Newfoundland and Labrador Student Loans Program. Under the Canada Student Loans Program, assistance is available in the form of subsidized full-time loans, non-subsidized part-time loans, and grants for students with dependants, disabilities, high-need part-time students and female students in certain fields of doctoral (Ph.D.) studies. The Newfoundland & Labrador Student Loans Program offers assistance in the form of subsidized full-time loans and non-repayable awards to meet unmet need of eligible students.

The Canada and Newfoundland & Labrador Student Loans programs are administered by the Division of Student Aid in the Department of Education, and are similar in many respects. Both are needs based, and intended to supplement the resources of students and their families. An underlying principle of these programs is that financial need should not be a barrier to students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training. However, not all students are eligible under the loans programs, and for those who are, the amount of assistance available may not be sufficient to cover all costs related to the program of study. Both programs’ funding is intended to complement, not replace, the financial contributions of the student, and where applicable, the parent(s) or spouse. Hence, resources other than government are often required to cover all education-related costs. For general inquiries or additional information regarding your application, contact:

Student Aid Division
Department of Education
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 4J6
Tel: 1 (888) 657-0800, or 729-4244 (for local calls)
Fax: (709) 729-2298
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