Am I eligible for non-repayment and in-study interest-free status if I need to leave school for medical or parental reasons?

Effective October 1, 2020, StudentAid BC offers a six-month medical or parental leave to borrowers who need to take a temporary leave from school for medical reasons, including mental health reasons, or following the birth or adoption of a child.

While on an approved medical or parental leave, you are considered to still be in-study and therefore you maintain your interest-free status.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements and to access the application for medical or parental leave, please visit the Canada Student Financial Assistance Program page.

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