Continuation of Interest-Free Status

Full-Time OSAP:

If you are currently enrolled in school on a full-time basis (60% or more of a full course load; 40% if you are a student with a permanent disability) in each term you are applying for the interest free status; and you are NOT receiving Full-Time OSAP funding for your current study period or your funding application has been delayed, you and your school must complete a Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application.

How to apply for Continuation of Interest-Free Status:

Students now have two ways to apply for CIFS consideration:

  • Online, by logging into your online OSAP account and submitting the new CIFS web-based application.
  • On paper, using the new Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application (released April 28, 2017).

Students should apply online. It's much faster than applying on paper.  Students can also check the status of their application online.

Note: This form can be completed on or after your study period start date and no later than your study period end date.

The Schedule 2 form is available on the OSAP website's forms list. Bring your completed form and Id to Student Central for processing.

Graduate students will need to complete and submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application every term you are attending studies if you are not in receipt of Full-Time OSAP funding or your funding application has been delayed.

For further information, please go to https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR013064.html.

Out of Province:

If you are not receiving government loans for this academic year or your funding application has been delayed and you are enrolled as a full-time student, you can complete and submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application which will notify the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) that you are still enrolled in studies.  This will keep any past/current loans in Interest Free Status. 

To have your Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application completed by Western, you need to submit an online Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application through the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECE).  For further information, please go to https://csnpe-nslsc.cibletudes-canlearn.ca/Eng/Default.aspx.

Graduate students will need to complete and submit an online Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application form every term you are attending studies if you are not in receipt of government loans.

Please ensure to have a Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application completed once your study period has begun and before your study period ends.  This document cannot be completed once your study period has ended. 

British Columbia:

Newfoundland:

New Brunswick:

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Saskatchewan:

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Manitoba:

PEI:

Yukon:

Quebec:

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Nunavut:

Part-Time Canada Student Loan:

To have your Continuation of Interest-Free Status/Confirmation of Enrolment completed by Western, you need to submit an online Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application form through the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECE). For further information, please go to https://csnpe-nslsc.cibletudes-canlearn.ca/Eng/Default.aspx.

Graduate students will need to complete and submit an online Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application form every term you are attending studies if you are not in receipt of part-time loans.

Please ensure to have a Continuation of Interest-Free Status Application completed once your study period has begun and before your study period ends. This document cannot be completed once your study period has ended.

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    (AB, BC, MB, ON, SK, NFLD, NS, PEI, NB, YK)