Part-time Student Loans

Government student loans are based on your assessed financial need. Qualified part-time students in Canada could get up to $10,000 in federal loans. In addition, part-time student grants are also available, including:

  • up to $1,200 per year for part-time students from low-income families;
  • $40 per week of studies if you have 1 or 2 children under the age of 12 (or a dependant with a permanent disability who is 12 or older); and
  • $60 per week of studies if you have 3 or more children under the age of 12 (or a dependant with a permanent disability who is 12 or older).

Part-time students who have difficulty repaying their full-time student loans can apply to take part in the Repayment Assistance Plan

Income Thresholds for Determining Eligibility for Canada Student Loans for Part-time Students

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 46,283 41,032 37,338 33,184 33,377 37,895 43,184 37,843 34,825 36,685 45,181 45,092 44,915
2 persons 64,796 57,447 52,272 46,459 46,729 53,054 60,458 52,982 48,754 51,359 63,253 63,129 62,880
3 persons 77,664 74,631 65,466 57,652 58,382 66,016 75,056 66,961 61,981 64,328 74,343 74,197 73,904
4 persons 86,787 86,818 74,826 65,597 67,478 75,207 85,415 76,873 71,369 73,522 82,213 82,052 81,728
5 persons 93,873 96,270 82,091 71,758 74,529 82,340 93,455 84,572 78,646 80,655 88,316 88,143 87,795
6 persons 99,656 103,996 88,028 76,789 80,294 88,171 100,014 90,853 84,596 86,489 93,312 93,128 92,761
7 or more 104,548 110,529 93,044 81,047 85,166 93,098 105,570 96,166 89,621 91,416 97,525 97,333 96,950

Visit How to Apply for a Student Loan for more information.