Many Co-operative Education students who attend a Nova Scotia school are now eligible for Student Assistance funding while they are on a co-op work term. Co-op students can now also maintain their interest-free, payment-free status while they are on a work term.
As a co-op student, you are alternating work-terms and study-terms. This means that your expenses are likely changing term-by-term. For some work terms, you may
not need Student Assistance funding at all.
To make Student Assistance work for you, after Year One of your program you should apply term-by-term. This means that after Year One (i.e. after you've completed two study-terms):
For tips and examples of how this could look for you, download our Co-Op Student fact sheet.