Canada Student Loans Repayment Assistance: Who Does and Does Not Use Interest Relief? - ARCHIVED
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This study uses data from a data linkage of administrative Canada Student Loans Program data and the Longitudinal Administrative Database to analyze the Interest Relief Program. This study measures the size and characteristics of the population that is eligible but does not utilize Interest Relief, and determines how socio-economic and loan characteristics relate to the uptake and eligibility for Interest Relief. In 2000, for every 100 borrowers in repayment, about 35 borrowers were eligible for Interest Relief, but less than 16 borrowers took it.