MB students face delays during provincial, federal loan integration process

October 24, 2022
Manitoba students are facing delays in funding and communication as the province works to integrate the provincial and federal loan programs. The Government of Manitoba is preparing for the National Student Loans Service Centre to take over from Manitoba Student Aid in April 2023, a transition which has created delays for students applying for loans for the 2022-23 school year. Students report facing a variety of challenges, including waiting for months to resolve errors arising from the transition process, an inability to get through to Manitoba Student Aid, and not receiving funding. Students are concerned about potential consequences such as late fees and the inability to buy textbooks. MB has stated that 95% of applications have now been processed, with more being processed at a faster rate each week. CBC (MB)