U.S. and International

US and international students are not eligible for student loan funding, but are eligible to apply for:

  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Bursaries
  • Emergency Funding

The University of Alberta is committed to assisting international students in a supportive learning environment while studying in Canada. If you require further assistance, please contact International Student Services.

Changes to US Student Loans

Through ongoing policy reviews based on requirements of the United States William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, the University of Alberta no longer participates in the Direct Loan Program.

The University of Alberta also does not participate in private lending programs (i.e. Sallie Mae). Since the 2013/2014 academic year, University of Alberta students are not eligible to receive funding via these programs.

The University of Alberta will continue to sign deferment forms. If you have a deferment form requiring signature, please contact Student Connect for further instruction.