Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students with Dependants

This grant is available to full-time students with dependants in financial need. You are automatically assessed when you apply for student aid with your province or territory.

If you have dependants and are in 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. They have their own student aid programs.


You could be eligible for this grant if you apply and:

  • have a financial need
  • are a full-time student in a qualified program at a designated school
  • have a dependant under 12 years old at the beginning of the study period, or over 12 old with a permanent disability, and
  • your total family income is less than the income threshold below

Income thresholds for Canada Student Grant Eligibility for full-time students with dependants: Previous year’s gross annual family income

Family size (number of people) 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 $50,104 $93,709
3 $61,365 $112,041
4 $70,859 $123,676
5 $79,222 $134,369
6 $86,784 $144,476
7 and more $93,737 $153,261

How much you could receive

Until the end of the 2023 to 2024 school year, you could receive up to $280 for each month you are in school, or up to $2,240 per year, for each dependant. This is on top of your full-time student grant. The school year runs from August 1 to July 31.


Apply for student aid with your province or territory.

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