How to change my address for my student loans and grants?

A large number of students take out loans or are awarded loans by their provincial government. It is important to change your address with your respective provincial student loans and grants office in order to keep your account up to date, as well as not miss any important information regarding your financial aid. To make it easier for you, we gathered in this article all the provincial loans and grants offices and the details on how to make your change of address with them!

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH THE NATIONAL STUDENT LOANS SERVICE CENTRE (FEDERAL)

What is the National Student Loans Service Centre?

The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) allows you to have access to all the student loans and grants offered by the federal government. Canada Student Loans and Grants are provided by the Government of Canada to assist students in paying for post-secondary education.

Who must notify the National Student Loans Service Centre of a change of address?

If you are currently receiving loans or grants from the NSLSC, make sure to notify them of a change of address when you move!

How to change your address with the National Student Loans Service Centre?

To change your address with the NSLSC, you can do it all online through your NSLSC account.

What you should know!

On your NSLSC account, you can also change other important personal info, such as phone number or email.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH THE ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

What is the Ontario Student Assistance Program?

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is Ontario’s financial aid program that aims to help students pay for college or university. OSAP can offer funding through either grants (money you don’t have to repay when you finish school) or a student loan (money you have to repay when you finish school).

Who must notify the Ontario Student Assistance Program of a change of address?

Anyone who is an OSAP recipient needs to update their address once they move. Since when you apply for OSAP aid you provide personal information, it is important to update that info if it happens to change during the academic session in which you receive OSAP assistance.

How to change your address with the Ontario Student Assistance Program ?

To change your address with OSAP, two options are available to you:

What you should know!

Most universities offer the option of changing your address through the university’s financial aid office, which will then notify the government of Ontario. So make sure you are familiar with your university’s financial aid office in case you want to make some changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I drop a course?

Your application will be reassessed if you change your course load (for example, drop a course) or if any other important information on your application changes.

Make sure to contact your financial aid office, as soon as possible if your study period, or the information on your application changes.

When do I have to apply for OSAP?

It is recommended to apply as soon as you are accepted to your school of choice! That being said, you can apply whenever you want—just make sure it is 60 days before the end of your study period!

When will my money be deposited into my account?

If you apply for OSAP and send in all your required documents at least 60 days before the beginning of the school semester, you should receive your OSAP funding around the start of your classes.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH THE AIDE FINANCIERE AUX ETUDES IN QUEBEC

What is the the Aide Financière aux Etudes?

In Quebec, more than 150,000 students receive financial assistance (loans or bursaries) by the AFE (Aide Financiere aux Etudes).When you move, it’s important to notify the AFE of your change of address before your move or in the 30 days following it, whether it is yours or that of your parents. Otherwise, your assistance might get suspended.

Who must notify the Aide Financière aux Etudes of a change of address?

Anyone who is an Aide Financière aux etudes Loans and Bursaries Program Recipient is required to change their address once they move.

How to change your address with the Aide Financière aux Etudes?

To change your address with the AFE, two options are offered to you:

What you should know!

When you change your address with AFE online, you may also access all the information relating to your change of address, as well as notifying AFE of other kinds of changes:

  • Change in marital status
  • Change in family situation
  • The purchase of prescription medication or chiropractic treatment
  • Change in income
  • Allowance for the purchase of training support materials

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I change schools or programs?

If you change your school or program, you need to contact your current school’s student aid office so that they can update your student status. Then, the AFE will make a new assessment of your awarded financial assistance. You will be able to view this new assessment on your online account.

How long does it take for to process my application for financial assistance?

AFE starts processing your application as soon as all the documents needed are posted to your file. For the Loans and Bursaries Program, the exact processing dates for year 2018 are the following:

  • November 22, 2018: Mail opened
  • November 22, 2018: Availability of digitally uploaded documents in file
  • October 17, 2018: Processing of financial assistance applications and documents

If you need to contact the Client Services of the AFE:

Operation hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH STUDENT AID BC IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

What is the StudentAid BC?

StudentAid BC is made to help eligible students supplement their cost of post-secondary education through loans, grants, scholarships and other programs, as well as offering programs that assist borrowers who may need help repaying their loans.

Who must notify StudentAid BC of a change of address?

Anyone who is currently receiving assistance through StudentAid BC is required to change their address when they move, to ensure their file is up-to-date.

How to change your address with StudentAid BC?

To change your address with StudentAid BC, you have to:

  1. Complete a Request for Reassessment form (the forms differ depending on if you’re a full-time or part-time student)
  2. Submit the filled-in form to StudentAid BC by:
    • Mail:

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training
StudentAid BC
PO Box 9173
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9H7

What you should know!

With these forms, you can also report changes to other important personal information, like a change in marital status or living situation.

Regardless of the change you make, the information you provide is subject to verification! So make sure to keep all receipts and supporting documentation related to your changes in case they are requested.

Finally, if you forget to report changes to your application information, you might become ineligible for funding through StudentAid BC, so make sure to report any relevant and important change as soon as possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I transfer schools?

You will keep your financial assistance if the time between you leaving one school and starting your new school is two weeks or less. If not, you will be considered withdrawn from your old school and you’ll need to make a new StudentAid BC application.

If you have sent in your application and you transfer before receiving your StudentAid BC funding, you have to complete an Appendix 7: Request for reassessment form and submit it to StudentAid BC for processing.

If you have already received your StudentAid BC at the time of your transfer, you have to complete an Appendix 5: Transfer of Schools form and submit it to StudentAid BC. Note that for this form, both your previous school and your new school are required to fill out some sections, so make sure to contact the financial aid offices at those schools!

What changes am I supposed to report?

A rule of thumb for changes you need to report: any changes that affect the accuracy of the financial need and eligibility information in your student assistance application. For example:

  • Any new financial resources that are not listed in your original application
  • Any changes to the financial resources that are listed in your original application
  • Change in marital status before the first day of classes
  • The birth or adoption of a child

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH ALBERTA STUDENT AID

What is the Alberta Student Aid?

Alberta Student Aid helps students in financial need cover their university-related costs through loans or grants.

Who must notify Alberta Student Aid of a change of address?

Anyone who is approved for aid with Alberta Student Aid is required to keep their contact information up-to-date.

How to change your address with Alberta Student Aid?

To change your address with Alberta Student Aid, you can do it all online through your Student Aid account.

What you should know!

If you need to notify Alberta Student Aid of a change of circumstances, you can submit a Request for Reconsideration through your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of changes am I required to report?

If your contact information has changed, make sure to use your online account to update any personal information, like phone number or email.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH MANITOBA STUDENT AID

What is the Manitoba Student Aid?

Manitoba Student Aid provides loans, grants and bursaries to students from Manitoba in need of financial help.

Who must notify Manitoba Student Aid of a change of address?

If you currently receive a grant or a loan from Manitoba Student Aid, or applied to do so, you need to notify them of your change of address in order to keep your personal information up-to-date.

How to change your address with Manitoba Student Aid?

To change your address with Manitoba Student Aid, you can do it all online through your Manitoba Student Aid account.

What you should know!

With your online Manitoba Student Aid account, you also have access to the following things:

  • The application status of your Manitoba Student Aid application
  • Your eligibility for awards
  • The information (if any) you still need to provide to complete your application
  • The amount you will receive
  • The date from which your awards will be available
  • The amount you still owe on previous Manitoba Student Loans

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I change programs or schools?

If you are in the situation where you changed your program or school, you have to complete and submit either a Request for Changes Before Funds Issued Form or a Request for Changes After Funds Issued Form, depending on the time you received your funds and the time your changes happened.

What happens if my course load or school dates change?

If your course load changes, you can update that information through your online account.

If your school dates change, complete and submit a Request for Changes Before Funds Issued Form or a Request for Changes After Funds Issued Form, depending on the time you received your funds and the time the changes happened.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN

What are the Student Loans in Saskatchewan?

The government of Saskatchewan works along with the Government of Canada to provide loans and grants to help post-secondary students (both full-time and part-time) afford education.

Who must notify the Government of Saskatchewan of a change of address?

If you are a recipient of student loans or grants from the Government of Saskatchewan, you have to notify them of a change to the information submitted on your application, which includes your address.

How to change your address with the Government of Saskatchewan?

To change your address for your student loans and grants with the government of Saskatchewan, you need to report to the Student Service Centre:

What you should know!

Other changes that you should report to the Student Service Centre include:

  • Changes to your scholarship or educational funding
  • Change in your marital status, family name, or family size
  • Dropping or adding classes, specifically dropping from full-time to part-time enrolment
 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH THE NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE

What is the Nova Scotia Student Assistance?

The Nova Scotia Student Assistance program provides needs-based assistance to post-secondary students in financial need. This assistance includes both loans and grants.

Who must notify the Nova Scotia Student Assistance of a change of address?

Anyone that is currently a recipient of loans or grants from the Nova Scotia Student Assistance is required to report a change of their address.

How to change your address with the Nova Scotia Student Assistance?

To change your address with the Nova Scotia Student Assistance, you need to contact them:

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS WITH THE STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES IN NEW BRUNSWICK

What are the Student Financial Services in New Brunswick?

The Government of New Brunswick works along with the Government of Canada to provide post-secondary students financial assistance, which includes loans, grants, and bursaries.

Who must notify the Student Financial Services of a change of address?

If you are currently a recipient of financial assistance by the Government of New Brunswick, you are required to report a change to your address.

How to change your address with the Student Financial Services?

To change your address with the Student Financial Services, you have to complete the online Change of Address form.

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