Student loans

Student loans

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 is available to 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 ( supports the administration and confirmation of enrolment process for the Canada Student Financial Assistance (CSFA) program. The application process, assessment, and disbursement of funds are managed by the province/territory.

BC students

BC residents, as defined by the program, apply through StudentAid BC. The StudentAid BC application will assess student for both 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:

IMPORTANT: When considering taking time away from Quest (i.e. academic leave, exchange, experiential learning, language immersion, and non-academic leave) it is important to consider the impact they can have on your loans and/or grants. You should check with your funding provider for details on your situation. Students are also encouraged to meet with financial aid to discuss their situations.

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.

Dual citizens

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.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Quest University’s school code is G40753.
  2. Complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).
  3. Contact Financial Aid ( to create your Funding Estimate.


Regulations for federal student aid recipients

Consumer Information Disclosures

Student Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Return to Title IV (R2T4) Policy

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.

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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