Undergraduate Students

Loans: Out of Province Residents

 If you are not a resident of B.C., you must apply to the province in which you are considered to be a resident.  For student financial assistance purposes, residency is defined as the last province you lived in for 12 continuous months without being a full-time post-secondary student and will depend on whether or not you are a dependent or an independent student.

Contact your provincial or territorial office






Prince Edward Island


New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Yukon Territories


Northwest Territories

Changes for OSAP-funded students

OSAP students (all undergraduates, and graduates in per unit programs) must apply term-by term, starting with the Fall 2018 application. This means completing a separate application for each term for which you require funding. If you have already applied for multiple terms, we will adjust your application dates to reflect Fall 2018 only.

OSAP graduate students in research-based programs can continue to apply for funding for one or more terms within the academic year (September – August).

Program Information Forms (PIF)

If your province or territory requires a Program Information Form (PIF) to be completed by SFU Financial Aid and Awards, please complete an Out of Province Course Load form and submit it to our office.  OSAP students are no longer required to complete the Course Load form and must submit a term by term application for funding.

This form is a fillable PDF that can be scanned and emailed to fiassist@sfu.ca:

20-21 UNDERGRADUATE Out of Province Student Loans, Course Load Form 

Confirmation of Enrollment

Students are responsible for maintaining interest-free status with their lenders. Please contact your lenders with any questions.

In order to keep your Canada and Provincial Student Loans interest-free, you will need to confirm full-time enrollment either by having full-time student loan funding disbursed, or by applying for interest-free status.

Submit the required online confirmation of enrollment if you have an integrated student loan, or contact your loan provider or provincial or territorial office directly for guidance.



Please note: Government-issued student financial assistance, including loans and grants, is available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or students that have protected person status based on your province of residence. US Residents can be considered for US Federal Direct Funding and other targeted resources. If you belong to a different student group, please see our International Students page.