Students and families are encouraged to use a variety of sources to help cover the costs of attending Quest.
Canada Student Financial Assistance (CSFA) Program
Government student assistance are available for students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and protected persons. Students are required to apply for funding through their province/territory of residence.
Financial Aid (email@example.com) supports the administration and confirmation of enrolment process for the Canada Student Financial Assistance (CSFA) Program across Canada. The application process, assessment and disbursement of funds are managed by the province/territory.
BC residents, as defined by the program, apply through StudentAid BC. One application will assess a student for provincial and federal student loans and grants.
Out of province students
Students located outside of BC can apply for funding through their listed province/territory below:
- Alberta Student Aid
- Manitoba Student Aid
- New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance
- Newfoundland Student Aid
- Northwest Territories Student Financial Assistance
- Nova Scotia Student Assistance
- Nunavut Student Financial Assistance
- Ontario Student Assistance Program
- Prince Edward Island Student Loans
- Quebec Aide Financiere Aux Etudes
- Saskatchewan Student Loans
- Yukon Student Financial Assistance
IMPORTANT: When considering taking time away from Quest (i.e. Academic Leave, Exchange, Experiential Learning, Language Immersion, and Non-Academic Leave) it is always important to consider the impact on one’s loans and/or grants. Students should check with their funding provider for details on their situation. Students are also encouraged to meet with Financial Aid to discuss their situation.
US Student Loans
Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States have multiple funding options available to them while attending Quest University Canada.
Students who are Canadian American citizens are strongly encouraged to explore options through the Canada Student Financial Assistance (CSFA) Program first.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Quest University Canada is a Title IV eligible foreign institution. This gives eligible Quest students access to Federal Student Aid (FSA) funding through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
This program includes Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans for parents of dependent students. As a foreign institution, Quest is unable to disburse PELL grant funding.
How to apply
Detailed information on eligibility (including course enrolment), how to apply, application deadlines, and other considerations can be found in Applying for US Direct Loans.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Quest University’s school code is G40753.
- Complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).
- Contact Financial Aid (firstname.lastname@example.org) to create your Funding Estimate.
Regulations for Federal Student Aid Recipients
Sallie Mae Smart Option Loans
Students who are ineligible for Direct Loan funding or require additional funds to meet their cost of attendance can apply for a Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan.
External awards are available from a variety of sources. Each award may have a variety of criteria and deadlines. A few places to start looking for external awards can be found below.
- Academic Invest
- Future Aces Foundation Scholarship
- Leonard Foundation Scholarships
- Minerva Foundation for BC Women
- Overwaitea Food Group/UFCW Local 1518 Joint Diversity Scholarship
- RBC Royal Bank Financial Lifeskills Scholarships
- Scholarships Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award
- Student Awards
- TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership
- Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award
- The Storwell Foster Children Bursary