Loans for summer sessions

Undergraduate students

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  • Register in at least 9 credits (Audited, wait-listed and withdrawn courses do not count)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

Graduate students

Almost all graduate programs at UBC do not have a minimum course load requirement.

In order to be eligible for student loans, UBC graduate students must simply:

  • Pay full-time fees in each term that they receive loan funding
  • Be considered "Continuing Status" or be registered in course work or thesis

Exception is any program that requires credit registration. 

Part-time funding

If you are not taking courses that match the full-time criteria you may be eligible for a part-time student loan.

Please connect with your ESP. if you have any questions about the application, and read through the information found here.

Important dates for summer funding

MARCH 31st Apply for a summer student loan by this date to ensure that you receive your loan funding in time for Summer Bursaries, the summer tuition deadline, and to receive a 1 month deferral on your tuition fees.

MAY 1st – June 1st Summer Bursary application is available online in the UBC Student Service Centre.

ADD/DROP DEADLINE: This date varies depending on the start date and length of your class. Please refer to the information highlighted on the course schedule.