Funding and Student Loans

CanLearn Video – Learning about Student Loans

What is a student loan?

The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan work together to provide student financial
assistance (referred to as “assistance”) in Saskatchewan . Loans, grants, and bursaries are available to
help full- and part-time students access and afford post-secondary education . This handbook provides
Saskatchewan students with information on applying for assistance for the 2012-2013 loan year
(August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013) .
Assistance is meant to supplement, not replace, other resources to pay for post-secondary education . You may
want to look at other options to keep your costs down such as:

• Summer employment;
• Internship or co-op programs offered for your program of study;
• Grants, bursaries and scholarships;
• Savings; and
• Funding from parents, relatives or other sources.

For more information read the Student Loan Handbook 2012-13.