Canada Student Loans Program

Canada Student Loans Program

The Canadian Student Loans Program allows students to borrow money from the Government of Canada to pursue higher education.

Awarding Body
Government of Canada
Dependent on individual circumstances


The Robert Gordon University is a recognised institution for the purpose of certifying Canadian Student Loan applications.

The Government of Canada offers student grants and loans to full-time and part-time students. Grants and loans help students pay for their post-secondary education.

  • apply for grants and loans in one application, directly with your province of residence
  • you don't need to repay grants you receive
  • you need to repay loans after finishing school, with interest
  • you may be eligible for more than 1 type of grant - when you apply with your province, they will assess your eligibility for all available grants

RGU's institutional code is PUHR.

How much can you get

The amount you can receive depends on several factors, including:

  • your province or territory of residence
  • your family income
  • if you have dependents
  • your tuition fees and living expenses
  • if you have a disability

The amount you can receive in grants and loans is calculated when you apply with your province or territory.

In addition to grants and loans you can contact your Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) provider to withdraw funds to help pay for your studies.  


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Canada

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus
  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Subject Area

  • All Subjects

Other Requirements

Your eligibility for all Canada Student Grants is assessed when you apply with your province or territory:

You can find out if you can receive Canada Student Grants or Loans using their federal student aid estimator. Note that this estimator doesn't take into account the provincial and territorial student grants and loans.

For further details on eligibility and how to apply visit the Canada Student Loans website:

How to Apply

We can help you complete the following forms:

  • Program Information forms
  • Confirmation of Enrolment forms
  • TL11A tax forms

Forms should be emailed to or handed in at the Student Help Point in the Ishbel Gordon Building.

Find out more

For further details on eligibility and how to apply visit the Canada Student Loans website:

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