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Student Loan Eligibility - Non-resident Citizen 

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Posted On: 6/11/2018
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I am a student currently studying and living in the UK, but I have dual citizenship and a Canadian passport. I'm looking at different universities and was wondering if I attend a university in Ontario, and become a permanent resident from the start of my university education onward, would I be eligible for regular student loans? And if so, how would the logistics of that work?
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Posted On: 7/3/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org Who is eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)? article.

You must meet certain requirements to be considered a resident of Ontario for OSAP purposes. You may also be eligible if your spouse or parent(s) meet certain residency requirements.

If you do not meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements you may still be eligible. You may have to provide a detailed explanation in your History of Canadian Residency form and submit the required documents that support your residency.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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