U.S. Students

    • Capilano University has deferment-only status for the U.S. Direct Loan program; we are unable to process FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications for new loans under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program but we do certify SallieMae loans for eligible students who apply.  Additional information about SallieMae loans is available on the SallieMae website.   

      Students with previous U.S. federal student loans may be eligible to retain their interest-free status or defer loan payments while studying at Capilano University; please contact Financial Aid and Awards to discuss. 


      Funding Options for U.S. Students

    • Future Students: Entrance Scholarships and Awards

      A comprehensive listing of all scholarships, bursaries, and awards administered by Financial Aid and Awards is available in the Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards Guide.  

      Entrance Scholarships and Awards open to international students include:

      • Athletic Entrance Awards
      • Canadian Offshore School Entrance Awards
      • Capilano Achievement Scholarships (CAPA)
      • Capilano Program Awards (CAPP)
      • Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX)
      • Capilano University Graduate Program Entrance Awards
      • International Students Entrance Awards
      • Maple Leaf Education Systems (MLES) Entrance Awards

      Applications may be required.  Application deadlines are March 31st of each year. 

      Visit Future Students when you are ready to complete your applications.


      Student Loans

      Financial Aid and Awards supports the administration of:

      • Private loan certification for U.S. students (SallieMae Loans)
      • Deferment and interest-free status for prior U.S. Direct Loans

      Visit U.S. Students for more information.

      Canadian government student loan funding is not available for international students.  Please contact the student loan provider, if applicable, in your home country for information about loan options that may be available to you.

      Current Students: Scholarships and Awards

      Capilano University administers a variety of scholarships and awards each term that may be open to international students, including CIE International Student Awards and CIE International Student Scholarships.  Applications may be required.

      Visit the Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards Guide to explore the comprehensive listing of awards administered by Financial Aid and Awards. 

      Award applications are available at Current Students each term; applications are due before the end of the standard add/drop period each term.   

      Some emergency financial aid may be available for international students experiencing unexpected financial emergencies.  See Emergency Bursaries for further information. 

      External Awards

      External Awards are offered by organizations and associations separate from Capilano University; criteria may vary.  

      Visit External Awards for information and resources available to assist you in accessing external award funding, including an International Scholarship searchable database that details scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians.

      Workshops, Seminars, and Information Sessions

      Financial Aid and Awards presents a number of events each term that are avaiable for international students. 

      Topics include education financing, budgeting, money management, applying for awards, and more!

      Multiple sessions offered each term; the current schedule is published at Financial Aid and Awards Events

    • Department of Veterans Affairs

      Students wishing to receive Veterans Affairs benefits while studying at Capilano University should contact Financial Aid and Awards to confirm program eligibility.  The Department of Veterans Affairs must approve your program of study before you begin your program if you wish to receive benefits.  This process can take approximately 8 weeks.
    • Important Links for Previous Borrowers: U.S. Direct Loan Program