Grant for Students from Middle-income Families
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if you:
- apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan;
- are from a middle-income family as defined by the Canada Student Loans Program; and
- are enrolled in a full-time in a multi-year program that is at least two years in duration (minimum 60 weeks) at a designated post-secondary institution.
- $100 per month of study for up to $1,200 per academic year (August 1 to July 31).
- This grant is available for each year of undergraduate post-secondary studies, provided you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
- Grant money is issued by your province or territory of permanent residence at the beginning and in the middle of the school year.
Since grant amounts are fixed, the amount you receive may exceed your assessed need:
- Example A—If you qualify for the grant and you have an assessed need of $600, you will receive an $800 grant (assuming you study for eight months). In this case, the grant money would cover your assessed need and you would not need a student loan.
- Example B—If you qualify for the grant and you have an assessed need of $1,500, you will receive an $800 grant (assuming you study for eight months), and you will be eligible to receive a $700 student loan.
How do I apply?
Your eligibility for the grant is assessed automatically when you apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan through your province or territory of permanent residence. Visit How to Obtain Government Student Loans for information about applying for a loan.