On Campus

Student loans: I swear I'm me

Using ID to get a piece of paper to get more ID, to get a loan

A couple days ago I made an appointment to get my student loan for this semester. I needed a piece of photo ID, but apparently my health card expired three weeks ago so I couldn’t use it as proof that I’m, well, me.

And I wasn’t allowed to use my student card, supposedly because it would be easier to forge than government-issued photo ID.

So instead I used my student card to renew my health card, and then used the piece of paper they issued me at the OHIP which proves I’ve applied for a new card, to get my student loan for this semester.

Seriously.

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