Peter A Allard School of Law

Funding for US Students

UBC is an approved Title IV institution, which means that if you're a student from the US, you can access Direct Loans.

However, because UBC is considered a foreign school, you would not be eligible for Pell grants, Perkins loans, or other types of US federal financial aid.

US Student Loans at UBC

UBC is not notified when you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you've been admitted and submitted your FAFSA, you'll need to submit a US Loans Request Form to UBC.  As a student in the JD program, you will submit a US Loan Request Form.

JD students can qualify for unsubsidized Stafford loans as well as Graduate PLUS loans. 

  • Unsubsidized Stafford loans accrue interest during your time in school, but you don't have to make payments until you leave full-time study.
  • Graduate PLUS loans are an option if you have already maxed out on the unsubsidized loan funding available.  Interest accrues during your course of study and PLUS loans have a slightly higher interest rate than Stafford loans.

Special considerations

Distance education courses: If you take any Distance Education and/or an online course as part of a credential, you will be ineligible for US Direct Loan funding for the duration of your program.

Ontario students: If you are receiving an Ontario student loan and/or grant, you will be ineligible to receive US Direct Loan funding. Find out more about Direct Loans.

Other options

Sallie Mae Smart Option: Find out more about Sallie Mae loans as an alternative for students who are ineligible for Direct Loans or do not wish to receive Direct Loan funding.

Other US funding types: Find out if you're eligible for VA, AmeriCorps or state-level funding.

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