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General information and resources

Who can apply?

To qualify for the Federal Direct Loan program, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen and have a valid U.S. Social Security Number -SSN
  • Be registered as a regular student in a degree program1 : Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D.
  • Be registered at least half time2
  • Haven’t borrow in excess of annual or aggregate loan limits
  • Comply with the U.S. Selective Services System registration requirements
  • Not be incarcerated or in default on a Title IV loan
  • Not have been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs while you were receiving Federal Student Aid - FSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress - SAP
1

Please note that students enrolled in language classes, programs of less than one year, programs that don't lead to a degree (e.g. "special studies" or études libres, BAC 120 credits, certificate programs, (specialized) graduate diploma programs, a major, a minor and microprograms) courses or programs offered whole or in part by telecommunications or correspondence, U.S. students under a "study abroad" or "student exchange" program and programs leading to the MD degree are not entitled to receive Federal Direct Loan funds at Université de Montréal.

2

For undergraduate students that means 6 credits or more for each session; for graduate students the status (half time, part time – at least 6 credits – or full time) is determined by each Department, therefore, for more information, please contact your program administrator


 

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