Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA)

Effective April 3, 2018, if you are a new applicant receiving loan/grant funding, you are required to follow a two-step online process to complete a Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA). The MSFAA is a legal agreement between you and the Canada Student Loans Program that covers borrowing and repaying your federal student loans.

A new MSFAA will be required if you are:

  • A first time loan or grant recipient enrolled in full-time studies
  • An existing loan or grant recipient who has experienced a break in studies of more than two years
  • An existing loan or grant recipient who has established residency in another province/territory

How will I receive my 10-digit MSFAA number?

The Government of Yukon will mail your 10-digit MSFAA number with your Notice of Assessment.

If you require an MSFAA, you will receive a “Welcome Email” from the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) inviting you to register for your online account with the NSLSC and complete your MSFAA. Your welcome email will be sent from, with a subject line of “Register now to set up your online account.”

Use the URL in the “Welcome Email” to register an account with the NSLSC so you can complete your MSFAA online. You will need to copy and paste this URL into a new browser window to start the NSLSC registration process .

If you haven’t received your MSFAA number, you can access your MSFAA number on your online account, in the History section.

To receive your funding, you MUST

Steps to register with NSLSC

  1. Confirm your identity via GCKey or Sign-In Partner. You will be required to input your 10-digit MSFAA number as part of the identity verification process.
    SecureKey Sign-In Partners are private sector companies and organizations that have partnered with SecureKey Technologies to enable their customers to use their online credentials such as card numbers or user names and passwords to access Government of Canada services. You can use SecureKey to sign in through one of these financial institutions:
     Affinity Credit Union
     Alberta Treasury Branches
     BMO Financial Group
     CHOICE REWARDS MasterCard
     CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
     Desjardins Group
     National Bank of Canada
     RBC Royal Bank
     Scotiabank
     Tangerine
     TD Bank Group
    If you do not use one of those institutions, you can use GCKey. GCKey will give you a username and password to log in to federal government services online.
  2. You will be asked to complete your MSFAA which includes:
    1. Confirming personal and contact information
    2. Completing communication preferences
    3. Entering banking information
    4. Accepting the terms and conditions