Scared of Student Loans? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be

Posted by Chelsea Noel on May 1, 2017 in Courses Online Learning

Scared of Student Loans?

Finding the right funding for your education can be difficult. Have you ever considered student loans? Most people don’t realize the benefits of student loans and often have misconceptions about them. Some common reasons why prospective students are adverse to student loans include:

“I can’t afford to make payments”
“I have bad credit”
“I’m too old for a student loan”
“The application process is too confusing”
“The school will charge me if I don’t get approved”
“The interest rates are too high”

Living in Canada, people have the benefit of gaining financial support from the government to obtain their educational goals. This financial support assists hundreds of thousands of Canadians to go to school and gain a more valuable education for themselves, which will allow them to gain greater employment. This is a privilege that many people do not have access to and there is an importance of paying the loans back. Without government financial assistance, many people would not be able to obtain post-secondary education. Student loans aren’t meant to add more debt to your life; there are actually many financial advantages to obtaining student loans for your studies.

Did You Know?

  • With one application to the Provincial Government, you are being assessed for both Provincial and Federal student loans and grants.
  • While you’re in school, you are not charged interest on your loans.
  • Your student loan application will also be assessed for grant eligibility. Did you receive a grant? Awesome! You won’t have to repay those.
  • You don’t have to make payments for 6 months after you graduate.
  • Interest on your government sponsored student loan is tax-deductible.
  • You can adjust your payment terms at any time. You’re in control of how much you can pay back and how often you can make those payments.
  • There’s no need to worry if you believe you’ll struggle to make payments on your loan. Based on your income and family size, you could qualify for the Repayment Assistance Plan, meaning your payments could get reduced or even waived completely.
  • Student loans are a great way to boost your credit score.

There’s no reason to be scared of student loans. In fact, they can actually benefit you!

If you’re considering student loans, complete our enrollment before you submit your student loan application. There’s no financial obligation to completing the enrollment, but student loan funders require a completed enrollment before they assess your application. This is to ensure that you have been accepted into your program of choice.

When it comes to obtaining student loans, we want you to be as educated as possible about what your responsibilities are, and we want to provide you as many tips as we can for a successful repayment!  You can also check out this helpful webinar from the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC).

Have any more questions? Feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to advocate for your success!

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