Applying for and managing your funding is made easier when you are well informed. Find out what you need to know in order to meet your academic goals while remaining financially responsible.Managing your loan accountCreate an account online at the National Student Loan Service Centre to stay up-to-date on the status of your loan, the amounts you have borrowed, and to make payments or request repayment assistance.When repayment beginsIt will be time to start repaying your loan when: You have graduatedYou have transferred to part-time studies (if you were previously funded as a full-time student)You have left schoolYou are taking more than 6 months off of schoolFor the first 6 months after you have left school, you will be in a grace period – you are not required to make payments. It is your responsibility to contact the National Student Loan Service Centre to set up a repayment schedule before the six-month grace period is complete. Getting in touch with the NSLSC will give you an opportunity to review your loan and finalize details including how much you owe, the date your payments are due, and how long it will take to pay back your loan.If you do not set up a repayment schedule, your loan repayments will be automatically withdrawn from the account to which the loan was deposited.Learn more about repayment.Making paymentsAs a full-time British Columbian student whose loans were received after August 2000, your loan is integrated. That means that both the federal and provincial loan amounts are managed through the National Student Loan Service Centre.As a part-time student from any province, your loan is provided by way of a Canada Student Loan which is managed through the National Student Loan Service Centre.If possible, pay off your student debt faster by making lump sum payments or by increasing your monthly payment. Plan, save, budget Find tools to help you plan, save and budget for your education:Budgeting for student lifeLoan repayment estimatorRepayment assistance estimatorGetting help with your paymentsIf you are unable to make a payment, or if you have missed a payment, there are repayment options to explore. The Repayment Assistance Program (RAP) and the Repayment Assistance Plan for Borrowers with a Permanent Disability help eligible applicants secure reduced monthly or no monthly payments.A six-month medical or parental leave may be available to borrowers who need to take a temporary leave from school for medical reasons, including mental health reasons, or following the birth or adoption of a child. The Revision of Terms Plan is available to most borrowers and can be tailored to meet your needs. Options may include: temporarily reducing monthly payments, extending the repayment period, or making interest-only payments for a short period.If you have missed payments on your loan for 9 months or more, your Canada Student Loan is considered to be in default and is sent to the Canada Revenue Agency for collection. You may be eligible for loan rehabilitation. If your provincial loan is also in default, you will want to contact StudentAid BC.Additional forms of Repayment Assistance.Student Loan Repayment Information & Repayment WebinarsIf you are finishing up schooling or no longer attending as a Full Time Student, you may be required to start repayment. For more information, visit:Pre-recorded Student Loan Repayment WebinarGeneral InformationBC Loan Forgiveness ProgramRecent graduates in select in-demand professions can have their BC loans forgiven by agreeing to work in underserved communities.You must submit an application and supporting documentation in order to be considered for the BC Loan Forgiveness Program. Learn more and access the application form.