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.

Eligibility

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

Valid for 2014-2015 Academic Year
Province Territory
Family Size AB BC MB NB NL NS ON QC PE SK YT NT NU
1 person 23,978 23,647 24,167 20,529 20,712 20,610 23,883 23,813 20,645 20,671 24,049 24,002 23,907
2 persons 29,852 29,440 30,088 25,556 25,784 25,657 29,734 29,646 25,700 25,733 29,940 29,882 29,764
3 persons 36,700 36,193 36,989 31,417 31,698 31,542 36,555 36,446 31,596 31,636 36,808 36,736 36,591
4 persons 44,557 43,942 44,909 38,146 38,486 38,297 44,381 44,250 38,362 38,411 44,689 44,601 44,425
5 persons 50,537 49,839 50,935 43,263 43,650 43,435 50,337 50,188 43,509 43,564 50,686 50,587 50,387
6 persons 56,996 56,209 57,446 48,795 49,231 48,989 56,771 56,602 49,071 49,134 57,165 57,052 56,827
7 or more 63,457 62,581 63,958 54,325 54,810 54,541 63,207 63,019 54,633 54,702 63,645 63,520 63,269

Apply

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.