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Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Canadian Students

Application Procedures

Non U.S. citizens are not eligible for U.S. Federal financial aid. A discounted tuition rate is automatically available. Tuition savings can be substantial. Other UMFK financial assistance is limited to on-campus employment. To be considered for employment, a University work-study application is required.

Students are encouraged to seek assistance through their Canadian Bursary. For Canadian Financial Assistance try the following links:

If you are considered a dual citizen, having both a U.S. Citizen status and a Canadian Citizen status, you may elect to apply for U.S. Federal financial assistance (by completing a FAFSA) or you may elect to apply for Canadian assistance. You can, however, receive aid from only one source, (i.e., either Canadian or American).

Dollar amounts provided to Canadian students are in U.S. funds, unless otherwise indicated.

Scholarships

Canadian students may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships (if the individual scholarship's criteria are met):

Alternative Loans

Alternative Loans (in U.S. funds) through U.S. lenders may provide financial assistance to students and/or parents who are unable to borrow through traditional student loan programs or are unable to borrow sufficient money to cover college costs. The submission of the FAFSA is not usually required to be considered for this type of assistance.

University Work Study

A limited amount of University money may be available to assist students who may not qualify for assistance through the Federal Work Study Program. Students are limited to part-time employment during the school term but may work 40 hours per week (for an average of 7.5 weeks) if employed under the summer University Work Study Program. Eligibility is not based on need. The FAFSA is not required to be considered for this type of assistance. Work study earnings are paid by check every two weeks. The application is available online through the My.UMFK portal.

More Information

For more information, please visit the following links: