Site Search
Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program

Canadian Citizens

Canadian citizens may qualify for loans through their home province. Students should apply though the University of Windsor Financial Aid Office to maximize aid eligibility.  Applications should be submitted by mid June.

Please note, most provincial loans will not cover the cost of the UDM tuition. Students need to apply for a line of credit or private alternative loans to cover the UDM tuition.


Students may be eligible for both government and in-course bursaries.

Line of credit through a Canadian Bank 

Many Canadian banks offer educational lines of credit. Credit limits will vary depending upon the student’s credit history, other debts (including educational loans) and whether the student has a co-signer. Please note, the more the student borrows from other programs, the lower the credit limit will be.

Windsor Law has partnered with Scotiabank to offer enhancements to their Scotia Professional Student Plan, including increased borrowing limits and preferential repayment terms.  As the program is administered only out of Windsor Main Branch of Scotiabank, I encourage you to speak with Tula Ferguson, Professional Banking Advisor (519.973.5947 or to determine how this program can help you fund your legal education at Windsor Law.

Private Alternative Loans

Private loans through U.S. banks require a credit history and a U.S. co-signer.


Students may qualify for scholarships at both the University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Windsor, see the University of Detroit Mercy Scholarships and the University of Windsor Scholarships.  In addition, the Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program awards one entrance scholarship and, at least two achievement scholarships (one by each school) at the end of each year.

Work Study

Canadian citizens may qualify for financial aid assistance through the work study program at the University of Windsor. This aid is based on financial need. Canadian citizens may also be eligible to work at UDM though non-work-study programs funded by the school. Inquires are directed to UDM’s financial aid office.