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Canada Student Loans Regulations

Version of section 20 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-07-31:

  •  (1) Where an application is made for a special interest-free period

    • (a) the lender, if authorized in accordance with subsection 19(1), shall, forthwith after making a decision in respect of the application, give notice of the decision to the borrower and the Minister; or

    • (b) the Minister, if a lender is not authorized in accordance with subsection 19(1), or if the borrower meets the criteria set out in subsection 21(1), shall, forthwith after making a decision in respect of the application, give notice of the decision to the borrower and to the lender that holds that borrower's guaranteed student loans.

  • (2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall set out

    • (a) the day on which the special interest-free period begins, which day shall not be before the latest of

      • (i) the first day of the sixth month preceding the month in which the borrower applies for that special interest-free period,

      • (ii) in the case of a full-time guaranteed loan, the first day of the seventh month after the month in which the borrower ceased to be a full-time student under section 4.1,

      • (ii.1) in the case of a part-time guaranteed loan, the first day of the month following the month in which the borrower received that loan under the part-time guaranteed loan agreement, and

      • (iii) the first day of the month in which the borrower meets the criterion set out in paragraph 17(e);

    • (b) the day on which that special interest-free period ends which is the earlier of the day that is six months after the day determined in accordance with paragraph (a) and the first day of the month in which the borrower ceases to meet the conditions referred to in paragraph 17(e); and

    • (c) that the decision to grant the special interest-free period is subject to the condition set out in subsection (3).

  • (3) A decision to grant a special interest-free period is subject to the condition that, where any accrued interest in respect of a guaranteed student loan remains unpaid on the day determined in accordance with paragraph (2)(a), the borrower shall, before the day determined in accordance with paragraph (2)(b),

    • (a) if the borrower has unpaid accrued interest under a consolidated guaranteed student loan agreement, pay to the lender or the Minister, as the case may be, all of that unpaid accrued interest;

    • (a.1) if the borrower has not previously done so, enter into a revised consolidated guaranteed student loan agreement, effective on the day determined in accordance with paragraph (2)(a), in which the unpaid interest accrued during the three-month period immediately before that day is added to the principal amount of the borrower's guaranteed student loan;

    • (a.2) pay to the lender or the Minister, as the case may be, any unpaid interest accrued before the three-month period referred to in paragraph (a.1); and

    • (b) if the borrower has unpaid interest accrued pursuant to a part-time guaranteed loan agreement, pay to the lender that unpaid accrued interest.

  • SOR/95-331, s. 11
  • SOR/96-369, s. 18
  • SOR/97-251, s. 2
  • SOR/98-403, s. 3
  • SOR/2004-121, s. 7
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