Student Line of Credit FAQ
FAQs about the TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit
What is it like to have a TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit while I'm studying?
How much can I borrow?
What happens to the TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit after I graduate?
A line of credit is a loan from the Bank. Unlike a regular loan for a fixed amount, the Bank doesn't provide you with the full amount of the loan at once. Instead, the Bank establishes a "credit limit" for you as the maximum amount you can borrow. As you withdraw, the available credit reduces. However, as you pay the money back, the amount available for withdrawal increases. You control how much of your credit limit you want to withdraw and when.
Any Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant enrolled at a recognized college or university in Canada or out of country, provided the student is pursuing post-secondary school studies and earning credits towards a certificate program.
Yes, provided that your co-borrower resides in Canada.
For the purposes of the TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit, full-time students are those enrolled in at least 60% of the normal community college / university course load, as defined by their educational institution. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least one full course per school year.
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Yes, if you qualify. The TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit is an excellent alternative to Government Student Loans.
Many TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit applicants find that they are in this situation. The solution is to apply with a co-borrower. A co-borrower is a person who agrees to pay back your TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit if you are unable to do so yourself.
While you are in school and for up to 12 months after graduation, you will be paying interest only.
A monthly statement will be issued to you summarizing your account activity each month, and you have the convenience of accessing your account activity through EasyWeb Internet banking or EasyLine telephone banking
No! There are no withdrawal or set-up fees for a TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit.
There are many convenient ways to have access to your money 24/7 through cash withdrawals at The Green Machine ABMs, Interac Direct Payment, EasyWeb Internet banking, EasyLine telephone banking, at any TD Canada Trust branch or by writing a Line of Credit cheque.
Pay it off any time — there are no penalties! This is an excellent way to immediately feel the benefits of a summer or part-time job!
Interest is money charged by a lender to a borrower for the use of the lender's money.
Yes! The TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit offers you a very competitive interest rate compared to other forms of credit such as credit cards or personal loans.
You can borrow up to certain maximum amounts. The amount varies based on your full-time or part-time status and your program of study. For example, full-time undergrads are eligible to apply for $10,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. Part-time undergrads are eligible for half that amount each year to a maximum of 8 years. Certain programs may be eligible for additional funds.
Tuition, books, living expenses, a computer, transportation... whatever you need to learn.
The TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit is part of a comprehensive package that includes the Line of Credit along with a no fee Student Discount and Overdraft Protection (subject to credit approval).
Overdraft Protection is a convenient, affordable and reliable way to ensure that funds are always available to cover cheques, automated banking machine (ABM) transactions, pre-authorized payments and Interac Direct Payment purchases. If you run short of funds, Overdraft Protection will be there to cover you up to your approved limit.
Yes. There is a monthly fee. Plus, there is interest charged on any outstanding balances. You also have the option of selecting our Pay-As-You-Go Overdraft Protection with no monthly fee and only pay when you use it.
Yes, TD Canada Trust Student Line of Credit accounts are eligible for Line of Credit Life Insurance.
You are given a grace period of 12 months from your graduation date during which you continue to make monthly interest only payments. After that, each month you will pay the greater of $50 or 1% of the outstanding balance so that you are repaying part of the principal (amount borrowed).
The maximum amortization (amount of time you have to pay it back) is approximately 20 years. This time is allowed provided that you are repaying 1% of the outstanding balance or a minimum of $50 monthly.