Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA)


  1. Do not return your Agreement to the Nova Scotia Student Assistance Office. 

  2. Click to find the designated Canada Post site nearest you.

  3. Gather your SIN card, a valid photo ID, and a "void cheque".

  4. Download, print and complete your Agreement. Make sure to submit the banking information correctly and completely.

  5. Take it (together with your ID cards and void cheque) it to the nearest designated Canada Post site as soon as you receive it.

  6. Do not wait until your loan amounts have been finalized.

Your Canada Student Loan funds cannot be deposited until your Agreement has been processed by a Designated Canada Post Outlet and received at the National Student Loans Centre. 


About the MSFAA

In the 2012-2013 application year, the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) started issuing a Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) instead of a paper loan certificate. Your Agreement will be available for download and printing from My PATH once you've been approved to receive CSLP funding.

This Agreement is the formal agreement between you (as a borrower) and the Canada Student Loans Program (as a lender). It details the terms under which you will borrow, use and repay Canada Student Loans and Grants funding. You must complete it just once, the first time you apply for student assistance, and it will remain valid until your program ends or until you do not apply for Student Assistance for two years.