Canada Student Grant for Students from Low-Income Families
The Canada Student Grant for Students from Low-Income Families is a grant that provides $250 per month of study. The grant is available for each year of your undergraduate studies as long as you still qualify.
Note: This Grant is not available to students from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Quebec as these provinces and territories operate their own student financial assistance programs.
You qualify for this grant if you:
- apply and qualify for student financial assistance (have at least a $1 of assessed financial need);
- are from a low-income family as defined by the Canada Student Loans Program; and
- are enrolled full-time in a program that is at least 2 years in duration (at least 60 weeks) at a designated post-secondary institution.
Income to Determine Eligibility for Canada Student Grants for Students from Low-income Families
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Your eligibility for this Canada Student Grant is assessed automatically when you apply and qualify for student financial assistance through your province or territory of residence.
Since grant amounts are set, how much you receive may be more than you need:
- Example A: If you need $1,400 and you qualify, you will receive a $2,000 grant. This assumes you study for eight months. The grant would cover your needs. You would not need a loan.
- Example B: If you need $3,000 and you qualify, you will receive a $2,000 grant. This assumes you study for eight months. You might then be able to get a $1,000 loan.
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