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 2016-2017
Family size Province Territory
AB BC MB NB NL NS ON QC PEI SK YT NT NU
1 person 24,880 24,144 24,921 20,937 21,205 21,041 24,747 24,400 20,975 21,512 24,362 24,790 24,690
2 persons 30,976 30,059 31,027 26,064 26,397 26,194 30,811 30,378 26,111 26,781 30,329 30,863 30,738
3 persons 38,081 36,955 38,143 32,041 32,451 32,203 37,878 37,345 32,102 32,924 37,287 37,943 37,789
4 persons 46,234 44,866 46,310 38,904 39,400 39,099 45,987 45,343 38,976 39,975 45,270 46,066 45,879
5 persons 52,439 50,887 52,524 44,123 44,687 44,344 52,159 51,427 44,205 45,338 51,345 52,248 52,036
6 persons 59,142 57,392 59,238 49,765 50,400 50,015 58,827 57,999 49,856 51,134 57,908 58,926 58,687
7 or more 65,846 63,898 65,953 55,405 56,112 55,683 65,495 64,574 55,507 56,929 64,472 65,606 65,339

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 Families.

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 $3,000 ($375 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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