Canada Student Grant for Students from Middle-Income Families

The Canada Student Grant for Students from Middle-Income Families is available to middle-income students while enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at a designated post-secondary institution.

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 middle-income family as defined by the Canada Student Loans Program; and
  • are enrolled in a full-time and undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate program that is at least 2 years (60 weeks) in duration at a designated post-secondary institution.
Income to determine eligibility for a Canada Student Grant for Students from Middle-Income Families
Middle 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 48,008 41,898 38,504 33,850 34,181 38,693 44,751 38,795 35,382 38,166 45,768 46,593 46,363
2 persons 67,212 58,659 53,904 47,392 47,855 54,172 62,652 54,315 49,534 53,433 64,075 65,229 64,907
3 persons 80,560 76,206 67,511 58,810 59,788 67,407 77,779 68,645 62,973 66,926 75,309 76,665 76,287
4 persons 90,022 88,651 77,163 66,914 69,104 76,792 88,515 78,806 72,511 76,492 83,282 84,782 84,363
5 persons 97,373 98,303 84,655 73,198 76,325 84,075 96,846 86,699 79,904 83,912 89,464 91,075 90,626
6 persons 103,372 106,191 90,777 78,331 82,229 90,029 103,643 93,138 85,950 89,982 94,525 96,226 95,752
7 or more 108,446 112,862 95,950 82,674 87,218 95,060 109,401 98,585 91,055 95,108 98,793 100,572 100,076

How much could you receive

You could receive $150 per month of study. You can receive this grant for each year of your undergraduate studies as long as you still qualify.

Example: If you qualify for a government grant and you have an assessed need of $1,500, you will receive an $1,200 grant (assuming you study for eight months). You might then be able to get a $300 student loan.

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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