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Canadian Financial Aid

AUA is approved by the Canadian Ministry of Education, meaning eligible students may quality for Canadian financial aid, allowing eligible students to receive Canadian federal loans, provincial loans, and participate in grant programs. The university also offers both a grant and a scholarship that are specifically designed for Canadian students. Check out the Canadian Citizens Grant and the Canadian Scholars Award on our scholarships page.

Canadian Financial Aid and Loans

The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) offers loans, grants, and repayment assistance to full-time and part-time students seeking postsecondary education. Canadian financial aid is provided through a partnership between the CSLP and most provinces and territories. However, Quebec and the Northwest Territories manage their own programs.

Learn more about how to apply for Canadian financial aid.

Please note that certain Provinces and Territories designate schools once they are approved by the Canadian Ministry of Education and placed on the Master Designation List (MDL). Other provinces and territories have additional criteria in addition to requiring a student to initiate an application for school designation. The provinces and territories that have been approved thus far are:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Territory of Yukon

The approval process for Canadian financial aid may take up to 12 weeks. In addition to being on the MDL, these provinces also require a student to request school designation by completing an application, which can be found on their student aid websites. AUA’s four-digit educational institutions code is ZUCL.

Don’t forget to check out the Canadian Citizens Grant and the Canadian Scholars Award on our scholarships page.

Private Loans

You may qualify for a loan from one of the following banks. Please contact the bank in question for more information.