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 2015-2016
Family size Province Territory
AB BC MB NB NL NS ON QC PE SK YT NT NU
1 person 47,486 41,442 38,047 33,682 34,011 38,539 44,220 38,373 35,382 37,565 45,768 45,859 45,499
2 persons 66,481 58,021 53,265 47,156 47,617 53,956 61,909 53,724 49,534 52,592 64,075 64,202 63,697
3 persons 79,683 75,377 66,710 58,517 59,491 67,138 76,857 67,898 62,973 65,872 75,309 75,458 74,865
4 persons 89,043 87,686 76,248 66,581 68,760 76,486 87,465 77,949 72,511 75,287 83,282 83,447 82,790
5 persons 96,314 97,233 83,651 72,834 75,945 83,740 95,698 85,756 79,904 82,591 89,464 89,641 88,936
6 persons 102,247 105,036 89,701 77,941 81,820 89,670 102,414 92,125 85,950 88,565 94,525 94,711 93,967
7 or more 107,266 111,634 94,812 82,263 86,784 94,681 108,104 97,512 91,055 93,610 98,793 98,988 98,210

How much could you receive

You could receive $100 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 $800 grant (assuming you study for eight months). You might then be able to get a $700 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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