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 2013-2014 Academic Year
Family size Province Territory
AB BC MB NB NL NS ON QC PEI SK YT NT NU
1 person 23,647 23,647 23,647 20,366 20,366 20,366 23,647 23,647 20,240 20,366 23,647 23,647 23,647
2 persons 29,439 29,439 29,439 25,353 25,353 25,353 29,439 29,439 25,196 25,353 29,439 29,439 29,439
3 persons 36,192 36,192 36,192 31,168 31,168 31,168 36,192 36,192 30,975 31,168 36,192 36,192 36,192
4 persons 43,941 43,941 43,941 37,842 37,842 37,842 43,941 43,941 37,609 37,842 43,941 43,941 43,941
5 persons 49,839 49,839 49,839 42,919 42,919 42,919 49,839 49,839 42,655 42,919 49,839 49,839 49,839
6 persons 56,209 56,209 56,209 48,407 48,407 48,407 56,209 56,209 48,109 48,407 56,209 56,209 56,209
7 or more 62,581 62,581 62,581 53,893 53,893 53,893 62,581 62,581 53,562 53,893 62,581 62,581 62,581

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.