Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students with Dependants

The Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students with Dependants is available to low-income students with dependants while enrolled in a full-time program at a designated post-secondary institution. If you are going to school part-time, see Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependants.

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 are eligible 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;
  • are enrolled in a full-time degree, diploma, or certificate program (at least 12 weeks long within a period of 15 weeks in a row) at a designated post-secondary institution; and
  • have a dependant who will be under 12 years of age at the beginning of the study period (or a dependant 12 years of age or older with a permanent disability).
Income to determine eligibility for a Canada Student Grant for Students from Low-Income Families
Low income thresholds (for pre-tax incomes)
Loan year 2015-2016
Family size Province Territory
AB BC MB NB NL NS ON QC PEI SK YT NT NU
1 person 24,601 23,883 24,626 20,837 21,106 20,960 24,456 24,146 20,975 21,167 24,362 24,410 24,218
2 persons 30,628 29,734 30,660 25,939 26,274 26,093 30,448 30,061 26,111 26,351 30,329 30,390 30,151
3 persons 37,654 36,555 37,692 31,888 32,300 32,078 37,432 36,956 32,102 32,395 37,287 37,361 37,067
4 persons 45,715 44,381 45,762 38,718 39,217 38,948 45,446 44,870 38,976 39,333 45,270 45,359 45,003
5 persons 51,851 50,337 51,903 43,912 44,479 44,173 51,545 50,891 44,205 44,610 51,345 51,447 51,042
6 persons 58,478 56,771 58,537 49,527 50,166 49,822 58,134 57,394 49,856 50,313 57,908 58,022 57,566
7 or more 65,107 63,207 65,173 55,140 55,851 55,468 64,724 63,901 55,507 56,015 64,472 64,600 64,091

How much could you receive?

You could receive $200 each month for every dependant child you have for each year of your full-time studies (including undergraduate and graduate levels) as long as you still qualify. This amount is in addition to any amount you receive under the Canada Student Grant for Students from Low-Income Family.

Example: If you qualify for a government grant and you have an assessed need of $3,000, you will receive a Grant for Students with Dependants of $1,600 per child and a Grant for Students from Low-Income Families of $2,000 ($250 per month of study), assuming you study for 8 months.

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.

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