All students, regardless of whether they are applying to the Faculty of Law's Financial Aid Program or not, are advised to apply to Canadian government's student grants and loan program.

  • Typically, government aid is issued in the form of grants that do not need to be paid back and loans that require repayment.
    • Students can select to only take grants that don't require repayment and not the loans that do.
    • Government loans do not require repayment until the student graduates and then, the repayment terms are typically favorable.  Should the student not be in a position to repay the loan after graduation, there are Repayment Assistance Plans that allow graduates to pay smaller amounts based on their income.
  • Proof of having applied, and being eligible for, government student financial assistance can be used in early August to defer payment of law school tuition to a later date, when government funding and faculty funding will be available to reduce student's tuition portion.