Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependants

The Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependants is available to low- and middle- income part-time students with dependants while they are enrolled in a program at a designated post-secondary institution, including studies beyond the undergraduate level.

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 part-time student financial assistance;
  • you are enrolled as a part-time student in a degree, diploma, or certificate program (at least 12 weeks long within a period of 15 weeks) 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 start 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 for Part-Time Students with Dependants (1 to 2 dependants)
Previous year's gross annual family income
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
Income Thresholds for Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependants (3 or more dependants )
Previous year's gross annual family income
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 n/a n/a
3 n/a n/a
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 $1,800 each school year (August 1 to July 31). You can get this grant for each year of your studies (including undergraduate and graduate levels) as long as you still qualify.

The amount of the grant will not exceed your assessed need.

Example: If you have an assessed need of $1,800, you will receive an $1,800 grant.

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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