Students enrolled in Summer Session courses at UBC are eligible for student loan funding provided they meet the eligibility criteria. While this can be confusing, it is your responsibility to register in a loan eligible course load. Please contact your ESP to make sure your course schedule is eligible for loans. If you receive loans, please contact your ESP to ensure registration changes will not impact your loan eligibility.
Unlike Winter Session courses, Summer Session courses start and end at a variety of times and can be as short as 3 weeks in length. To be eligible for full-time loans during Summer Session you must satisfy all of the following criteria if you are applying to Student Aid BC.
- Register in at least 9 credits (Audited, wait-listed and withdrawn courses do not count)
- Register in a study period that is at least 12 consecutive weeks in length (Your study period stretches from the term start date of your first class to the exam period end date of your last class. Individual classes can be shorter than your study period). UBC Exam Periods: https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/exams
- Have no total study breaks of longer than:
6 business days between courses for 13-week loan
8 business days between courses for 17-week loan