Undergraduate students who require financial assistance or would like to learn more about domestic and international financial aid options should visit York University Student Financial Services website.
A majority of candidates will require some level of private financing to help fund their graduate level degree. We encourage you to explore various bank loan options available.
Listed below are different financing options that domestic and international students can explore.
Loan Programs for Domestic Students
Student Line-of-Credit Program
Students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants may apply for a bank loan or professional line-of-credit with any recognized Canadian financial institution. Students are encouraged to apply for a line-of-credit before the academic year begins.
Schulich partners with a number of recognized Canadian banks that offer competitive Student Loan Program for Schulich students. Listed below are bank contact information, credit limit and partnered rates for students admitted to our suite of MBA and a number of our Specialized Master programs. Interest rates are competitive and the loan resembles a personal line-of-credit where you are charged interest every month.
Repayment terms vary among the institutions with some banks allowing interest-only payment for 1 year following graduation while other may allow interest-only payment up to 2 years after graduation.
Each bank provides one-on-one financial advice to Schulich students. To find out more about this program, please contact one of the following banks or a financial institution of your choice:
|Bank Contact||Vincy Chen (Schulich campus branch)
(905) 738-3492Usam Naser
(905) 660-6068 ext. 300
|Alexi Ktami (Mobile Team)
(844) 395-4852 ext. 2026
|Partnered Rate||Up to $135,000 at Prime1||Up to $125,000 at Prime2||Up to $125,000 at Prime2||Up to $125,000 at Prime2|
|Partnered Rate||MF, MBAN – up to $100,000
MAcc – up to $80,000
Prime + 0.5%1
|MF, MBAN – up to $70,000
MMAI – up to $65,000 MAcc- up to $80,000
Prime + 0.5%2
|MF – up to $125,000
Prime + 0.5%2
|Please contact the bank for details.|
1 Visit BMO Schulich campus branch for further details.
2 Please contact the bank to get the maximum loan amount and to confirm the interest rate for your program of choice.
3 For programs not listed above, you may still contact our banking partners or your bank of choice to discuss possible loan options, eligibility and rates available.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and Out of Province Government Loans
Full-time students may be eligible for government student loan funding through the provincial government from their home province.
OSAP is a need-based program available to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who are Ontario residents. Information and application forms for assistance programs administered by the Province of Ontario are available at http://ontario.ca/osap. Full-time and Part-time students are eligible to apply. The OSAP program is administered through York University. Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information: http://osap.yorku.ca/.
For information regarding other provincial student loan programs, consult the website of your provincial student assistance office. Out-of-province student assistance information and website links are available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/outofprovince.
Note: All funding (scholarships, bursaries and awards, etc.) awarded by the University will be reported to OSAP and may have an impact on your OSAP entitlement. York University regularly provides updated funding information to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities so students are not required to report these awards themselves. Undergraduate students who are employed in Work/Study positions (Work/Study, RAY, CLAY or YES) are required to report this income on their OSAP applications.
Lifelong Learning Plan
The LLP allows you to withdraw up to $10,000 a year (Max $20,000) from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance training or education for you or your spouse or common-law partner. Amounts withdrawn under the LLP do not count towards income and the RRSP issuer does not withhold taxes on these amounts. Withdrawals must be repaid over a period of no more than 10 years.
For further information on this plan, visit the government’s website at https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/rrsps-related-plans/lifelong-learning-plan.html
Loan Programs for International Students
We encourage international students to investigate all sources of funding within their home country, including government and private loans. Some Canadian banks will consider and offer loans to International students who do not yet have permanent residency status but do have a strong Canadian cosigner. For more information, please contact the Schulich Financial Aid office.
Private Loan Programs
Listed below are private lenders that provide education loans specifically to international students that you may explore. Rates and repayment terms vary among lenders and we encourage our students to compare information among these and other available student loan providers.
Prodigy Finance: Founded in 2007, Prodigy Finance provides loans for top international graduate students to pursue their masters at the world’s best schools, including York University- Schulich School of Business. Their loan model eliminates the need for a co-signer or collateral. This means they can lend to many students who lack access to other traditional sources of funding. Additionally, Prodigy Finance assesses their applicants’ future earning potential to determine loan affordability. To apply, visit the Prodigy Finance’s website.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Prodigy Finance or follow their social media pages.
See more details about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy Finance’s website.
MPOWER Financing: Created as a Public Benefit Corporation to help promising students from around the world who struggle to complete their education as a result of being excluded from traditional financing options. MPOWER Financing offers student loans to international students without cosigners, collateral, or credit history to students from 200+ nationalities.
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Additional Funding Options (Country-Specific)
Schulich students who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and the Graduate/Professional PLUS (GRAD PLUS) Loans through the U.S. government. Information about eligibility and application procedures for the loans is available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/usloans
Residents of Mexico are able to apply for a loan through the Fund for Development of Human Resources (FIDERH) which is a federal trust managed by the Bank of Mexico. Students can also explore funding options through the Mexican Foundation for Education, Technology and Science (FUNED).
Schulich partners with multiple financial institutions and FinTechs like GradRight to extend competitive and favorable loan products to our MBA and MBA in India students.