Most students are assessed as having Single Dependant Student status, regardless of whether their parents choose to help them pay for school or not. To learn more about Student Status Categories, click here.
If you feel you have a good reason why you should not be assessed as a dependant, contact our office.
To get more information on your student loans visit the Nova Scotia Student Assistance website at http://studentloans.ednet.ns.ca or by telephone at:
424-8420 (Metro Halifax)
1-800-565-8420 (Toll free in Canada)
For information on your Canada Student Loan (CSL), contact National/CSLP at 1-888-815-4514
For information on your Nova Scotia Student Loan (NSSL) contact Resolve at 1-877-283-1687
No, you can only get one loan, for one school, for one academic period.
Yes, your costs and resources will change for each academic year, therefore you must apply for each academic year that you need a student loan.
Each application can be processed for a maximum of 52 weeks.
You must list both periods of Unemployment and Employment since High School, starting with your most recent period. If it has been more than 10 years since you last attended high school go back at least 4 years. Employment History is required so that your group category and residence can be verified.
List the last year you were in high school full time and the highest level completed.
No. You do not have to be accepted to apply for student financial assistance. Once you have made the decision to enroll in post-secondary studies, you can submit an application for assistance with the name of the school you are most likely to attend.
No. Since provincial authorities administer the Canada Student Loan Program you only need to submit a Nova Scotia Student Assistance application to be considered for both federal and provincial assistance.