Undergraduate Students

Loans

Students enrolled in eligible programs can apply for a variety of government assistance, including student loans and grants. Student lines of credit offered through financial institutions are also available. These forms of funding are offered to both full-time and part-time students.

What is considered full-time studies?

BC Residents: Undergraduate students who are enrolled in at least 60% of a full-time course load, and in a student loan eligible program, are considered to be studying full-time.  At SFU, this means a minimum of 9 units per term (15 units is considered a 100% courseload). Note: students with a recognized permanent disability (who have been approved through StudentAid BC) must be enrolled in at least 40% of a full-time course load, a minimum of 6 units per term. Your course load cannot include any courses for which you have received a passing grade previously.

Out of Province Residents: Definitions of full-time studies vary for each province. To determine the definition for your province of residence, please go to your province's student loans website. For a listing of these websites, see the Out of Province Residents (Full-time & Part-Time) section.

What is considered part-time studies?

BC Residents: Undergraduate students who are enrolled in 3 – 8 units at SFU exclusively are considered to be studying part-time. Note: students with a recognized permanent disability (who have been approved through StudentAid BC) who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units per term can be considered to be studying full-time; to discuss your options, please contact us.

Out of Province Residents: Definitions of part-time studies vary for each province. To determine the definition for your province of residence, please go to your province's student loans website. For a listing of these websites, see the Out of Province Residents (Full-time & Part-Time) section.

Please review our list of programs that are not eligible for student loans and grants.

   

Please note: Loans offered by Canadian governments are available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants. If you belong to a different student group, please see our International Students (Including US) page.