Office of Student Affairs

Financial Support - Learner Loans

The Office of Student Affairs provides advice and support to students with questions or concerns regarding their student loans. The links below provide information on financial supports and services available. If you require more information on any of these services or would like to discuss your individual financial needs, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

This site provides information about Student loans, the Interest Relief Program, and the Debt Reduction Grants. It also provides a way to apply for your loan online.

This site provides information about Student loans and how they are handled at Memorial Medicine. 

  • MED Students’ Contingency Loan Fund

This is a fund that the Dean of Medicine has used in exceptional circumstances to provide assistance to medical students who are in financial need. In general, it is used to support students who are unable to access other sources of funding.

A student who wishes to avail of monies from this fund must write a letter requesting funds including a financial statement.

A copy of the official Faculty of Medicine loan application form can be seen in the Student Affairs Office.

  • Student Travel

Each year funding is provided through the Student Affairs Office budget to fully or partially fund student travel deemed by students and Student Affairs to promote the objectives of the Medical School and Student Affairs.  The following areas will be given priority:

Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Conferences  

  • Full funding is provided to the Medical Students’ Society (MSS) President (or delegate) and one (1) MSS Representative (as decided by the MSS president and the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs) to attend the CFMS Annual General Meeting and the CFMS Spring General Meeting
  • The same MSS Representative cannot attend both conferences. 
  • Full funding is provided to the Global Health Liaison (or delegate) and the Government Affairs and Advocacy Representative (or delegate) to attend CFMS Lobby Day
National Student Research Forum 
Full funding is available to the student who places first in the Faculty of Medicine Medical Students’ Research Forum to attend the National Student Research Forum. 

Medical students who are presenting at a conference (poster/oral presentation) may have the opportunity to apply for partial funding, if funding is available. 
  • Applying for partial funding does not guarantee approval. 
  • The maximum amount of funding a student can receive by Student Affairs is $500. 
  • Students are encouraged to seek funding from other available sources (e.g. individual clinical disciplines, research funding agencies, other university funding). 
  • The number of students that can receive partial funding within an academic year, and the amount received per student, is at the discretion of the Office of Student Affairs. 
  • For more information regarding partial funding opportunities and the application process, contact the Office of Student Affairs (; 864 6360).
Terms and Conditions of Student Travel 
  • Expenses must be claimed as per university guidelines. Attention to optimizing travel time and minimizing all expenses is expected. 
  • Most economical transportation to and from the conference is required. All air travel on scheduled flights should be made at the lowest obtainable cost. 
  • 3.3 Conference registration fees are to be purchased at the early bird rate. 
  • Hotels are to be booked at competitive rates (conference, student, CMA rates). 
  • A per diem allowance will be provided to students for the travel day(s) and for any meals not included in the conference registration. Allowance amounts are outlined in the Schedule of Reimbursable Expenses
Procedure -Approved Conference Travel 
  • Student submits the Travel Request Form to the Office of Student Affairs at least 10 days prior to the travel date. 
  • The Travel Reimbursement Form (Travel Claim A) must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs no later than 10 days after completion of travel (this form can be picked up at the Student Affairs office). 
  • All applications for travel must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to expected travel date. 

Applications or questions for the Student Travel Policy can be directed to Candice O'Leary.