How to receive part-time funding


What documents will I receive?

Once we have assessed your application and you have been approved for part-time funding, you will receive the following documents:

  1. 1 Certificate of Eligibility

    The Certificate of Eligibility states the type of funding you will receive and whether your school may ask that some of the funds be paid directly to them to cover your academic fees. This document is produced only after your school has confirmed that you are enrolled to attend.

  2. 2 Canada Student Loan Agreement

Both documents contain the terms and conditions of your loan and or grants. It is important that you review them before signing the loan agreement as this is a legally binding contract requiring you to repay your student loans.


What do I do with my documents?

  1. 1

    Sign the “Consent and Certification” section of your Certificate of Eligibility Part-Time Student Loans and Grants (Schedule 1A).

  2. 2

    Complete your Canada Student Financial Assistance Agreement for Part-Time Students and sign where indicated.

  3. 3

    Place both the signed Agreement and the completed Certificate of Eligibility along with copies (DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL) of both sides of two pieces of appropriate identification (ID) in a sealed envelope. Take the sealed envelope to any Canada Post outlet. A list of appropriate IDs can be found here. At the Canada Post outlet, you will also need to provide the following Canada Post Return Number to the post office clerk: PR150936.

  4. 4

    Retain Copy 2 of both documents for your records.

Note: If you cannot go to a Canada Post outlet because you are not in Canada or do not have a Canada Post outlet nearby, you must mail Copy 1 of your Agreement and Certificate of Eligibility, along with copies (DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL) of two pieces of appropriate identification (both sides), to:

National Student Loans Service Centre
PO Box 4030
Mississauga, ON L5A 4M4


Telephone (toll free): 1-888-815-4514 (within North America)
800-2-225-2501 (outside North America)
TTY: 1-888-815-4556


Money released on or after the disbursement date

After your Certificate of Eligibility and Loan agreement have been processed, your funds will be either deposited electronically into the bank account you have specified, or forwarded to your school. The deposit usually occurs within seven business days of the receipt of the documents by NSLSC.


What happens the next time I apply?

Each time you apply and have been approved for part-time funding, follow the steps under "What do I do with my documents" to receive your funds.

Contact Us
Toll-free Canada/US
1-800-561-1818
Outside North America
+ 1-250-387-6100