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, where the province or territory operates 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);
  • you are enrolled as a full-time student in a degree, diploma, or certificate program that is at least two years (60 weeks) in duration at a designated post-secondary institution, including studies beyond the undergraduate level;
  • you 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); and
  • your total family income is less than the applicable income threshold below:
Income Thresholds for Canada Student Grant Eligibility for Full-Time Students with Dependants
Income Thresholds for Canada Student Grant Eligibility for Full-Time Students with Dependants
Family size (number of people) Previous year’s gross annual family income
For maximum grant
(if gross family income is below the amount for family size, the student qualifies for the maximum grant)
For grant cut-off
(if gross family income is at or above these amounts for family size, the student does not qualify for the grant)
1 n/a n/a
2 $43,275 $86,880
3 $53,001 $103,677
4 $61,200 $114,017
5 $68,424 $123,571
6 $74,955 $132,647
7+ $80,960 $140,484

How much could you receive?

You could receive up to $200 each month for every dependent child you have per year of full-time studies. This amount is in addition to the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students. For example, if you qualify for a government grant and you have an assessed need of $3,000, you will receive a Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students with Dependants of $1,600 per child ($200 per month of study) in addition to the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students of $3,000 ($375 per month of study), assuming you study for 8 months.

“Income Used to Determine Eligibility for Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students with Dependants”

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

When you apply and qualify for student financial assistance through your province or territory of residence you are also assessed for this Canada Student Grant.

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