Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations (SOR/95-329)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Payment of Principal and Interest

 The principal amount of a student loan made to the borrower as a full-time student, and any interest, commence to be payable by the borrower on the last day of the seventh month after the day on which the borrower most recently ceased to be a full-time student under section 8.

  • SOR/96-368, s. 8;
  • SOR/2008-187, s. 4;
  • SOR/2009-201, s. 7.

PART IV.1MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOANS

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 13 of the Act, the outstanding aggregate amount of student loans may not exceed 19 billion dollars.

  • (2) The student loans that will be taken into consideration for the purposes of determining this amount are

    • (a) direct loans; and

    • (b) risk-shared loans that have been purchased by the Minister under an agreement made pursuant to the Act.

  • SOR/2012-41, s. 2.

PART VREPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PLAN

First Stage

[SOR/96-368, s. 10; SOR/2009-212, s. 4]
  •  (1) Subject to section 15 and section 9 of the Canada Student Loans Regulations, the Minister may, on application in the prescribed form containing the prescribed information, provide the first stage of a repayment assistance plan to a borrower for a period of six months if

    • (a) the borrower resides in Canada;

    • (b[Repealed, SOR/2012-68, s. 6]

    • (c) all of the risk-shared loan agreements and guaranteed student loan agreements are held by a lender, or, in the case where an event referred to in any of paragraphs 15(1)(c) to (g) or paragraphs 9(1)(c) to (g) of the Canada Student Loans Regulations has occurred, by the Minister or a lender;

    • (d) no more than 120 months have elapsed

      • (i) in respect of student loans or guaranteed student loans made to the borrower as a full-time student, since the day on which the borrower most recently ceased to be a full-time student under section 8 or, in the case of a borrower to whom only guaranteed student loans have been made, section 4.1 of the Canada Student Loans Regulations, and

      • (ii) in respect of student loans made to the borrower as a part-time student, since the day on which the borrower most recently ceased to be a full-time student under section 8 or a part-time student under section 12.3, as the case may be; and

    • (e) the borrower’s monthly affordable payment calculated under subsection (2) is less than their monthly required payment calculated under subsection (3).

  • (2) The monthly affordable payment is equal to

    • (a) $0, if the borrower’s monthly family income is no more than the minimum monthly income threshold for their family size determined in accordance with Schedule 1; or

    • (b) the borrower’s monthly family income multiplied by the lesser of the amounts determined by the following formulae:

      0.2A

      1.5[((X – Y)) ÷ 100Z+0.01]A

      where

      A 
      is, in relation to student loans, guaranteed student loans and provincial loans, the ratio of the borrower’s outstanding principal to the sum of the borrower’s outstanding principal and the outstanding principal for which instalments are due for any spouse or common-law partner of the borrower,
      X 
      is the borrower’s monthly family income,
      Y 
      is the monthly income threshold for the borrower’s family size determined in accordance with Schedule 1,
      Z 
      is the monthly increment for the borrower’s family size determined in accordance with Schedule 1.
  • (3) The monthly required payment is equal to

    • (a) the outstanding principal of the student loans, guaranteed student loans and provincial loans made to the borrower as a full-time student, amortized over a period of the greater of

      • (i) six months, and

      • (ii) 120 months minus the number of months that have elapsed since the day referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(i) plus the number of months since that day during which the borrower benefited from any special interest-free periods under section 19 or 20 or section 17 or 18 of the Canada Student Loans Regulations, as they read immediately before the coming into force of this section, or repayment assistance under this section; and

    • (b) the outstanding principal of the student loans made to the borrower as a part-time student, amortized over a period of the greater of

      • (i) six months, and

      • (ii) 120 months minus the number of months that have elapsed since the day referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(ii), plus the number of months since that day during which the borrower benefited from any special interest-free periods under section 19 or 20 as they read immediately before the coming into force of this section, or repayment assistance under this section.

  • (4) A borrower shall receive no more than 60 months, in the aggregate, of special interest-free periods granted under section 19 or 20 or section 17 or 18 of the Canada Student Loans Regulations, as they read immediately before the coming into force of this section, and repayment assistance under this section

    • (a) in respect of any student loan or guaranteed student loan made to the borrower as a full-time student, since the day referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(i); and

    • (b) in respect of any student loan made to the borrower as a part-time student, since the day referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(ii).

  • SOR/96-368, s. 11;
  • SOR/2000-290, s. 14;
  • SOR/2001-230, s. 2;
  • SOR/2004-120, s. 4;
  • SOR/2005-152, s. 6;
  • SOR/2009-212, s. 4;
  • SOR/2012-68, s. 6.