Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students

The Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students is available to students from low- and middle-income families who are 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 because they operate their own student financial assistance programs and receive alternative payments from the Government of Canada to administer their own programs.

Eligibility

You are eligible if you:

  • apply and qualify for student financial assistance (have at least $1 of assessed financial need);
  • are from a low- or middle-income family as defined by the Canada Student Loans Program; and
  • are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate program that is at least two years (60 weeks) in duration at a designated post-secondary institution.
Income Used to Determine Eligibility
Family size (number of people) Previous year’s gross annual family income
For maximum grant (if gross family income is below these amounts 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 $30,000 $61,513
2 $42,426 $86,031
3 $51,962 $102,638
4 $60,000 $112,817
5 $67,082 $122,229
6 $73,485 $131,177
7 or more $79,373 $138,897

How much you could receive

You could receive up to $3,000 per eight-month school year (up to $375 per month of study). You can receive this grant for each year of your undergraduate studies as long as you still qualify.

Note:

As of August 1, 2018, students who qualify for the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students and who have been out of high school for at least 10 years will receive $1,600 ($200 per month) in additional top-up grant funding.

Apply

Your eligibility for the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students is automatically considered when you apply and qualify for student financial assistance through your province or territory of residence.

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