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Non-qualified students

You are considered a non-qualified student if you:

  • Previously defaulted on your student loan obligations.
  • Are participating in practical training required for acceptance in a professional corporation or for the practice of a trade or profession (e.g. medical internship/residency, dietetic internship, internships for other professions, apprenticeship programs, articling), unless that practical training or formal instruction is necessary to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate from that school. Students in some practical training programs may be considered for interest-free status under review; consult the SAFA office for more details.