Loan forgiveness works differently for students graduating with an undergraduate degree or for students graduating with a diploma or certificate:
Nova Scotia Student Loan Forgiveness Program: disability
The Nova Scotia Student Loan Forgiveness Program can eliminate Nova Scotia Student Loan debt for eligible borrowers who study at Nova Scotia Community College or Nova Scotia universities. If you studied at a reduced course load because you have a disability, your loans can be forgiven for more years of study.
Students who need more time to complete their degree, diploma or certificate because of their disability can have their loans forgiven for more years of study.
- You must qualify as a student with a disability under Nova Scotia Student Assistance criteria.
- When you complete your program, you must have studied full-time at a reduced rate between 40% and 60% of a standard course load.
- You must complete your degree within 10 years of starting it, or complete your diploma or certificate within 6 years of starting it.
All other criteria are the same as the Nova Scotia Student Loan Forgiveness Program for Undergraduate Degrees or the Nova Scotia Student Loan Forgiveness Program for Certificates and Diplomas.
How to apply
You don’t have to apply to be considered for the Loan Forgiveness - Disability Program. All students are automatically assessed for eligibility under the Nova Scotia Student Loan Forgiveness Program when they graduate.
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