Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students

This grant is available to low and middle-income students who are in school full-time. If you are going to school part-time, see grant for part-time students.

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
  • your total family income is less than the income threshold below
Income thresholds for Canada Student Grant eligibility for full-time students: 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 $31,868 $63,381
2 $45,068 $88,673
3 $55,196 $105,872
4 $63,735 $116,552
5 $71,258 $126,405
6 $78,060 $135,752
7 and more $84,313 $143,837

How much you could receive

For the 2020 to 2021 school year, you could receive up to $6,000 or up to $750 per month of study. The school year runs from August 1 of the current year to July 31 of the next year. You can receive this grant for each year of your undergraduate studies as long as you are still in school full-time.

Note: If you have been out of high school for at least 10 years, you could receive $1,600 in Skills Boost funding. Eligibility is assessed when you apply for your student loan.


When you apply for student aid through your province or territory, you are also assessed for a Canada Student Grant.

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