Government of New Brunswick
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The Tuition Relief for the Middle Class (TRMC) has been created to make post-secondary education more accessible by providing more upfront financial assistance to New Brunswick students attending a publicly funded university or college.

Under the TRMC, coupled with existing federal grants, students will receive tuition relief in the form of a non-repayable provincial bursary of up to 98% of their tuition. The TRMC is based on family size and income.

The TRMC will be available to New Brunswick students who:

  • have an annual household income above $60,000;
  • are enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate program at a publicly funded university or college in the province on or after Aug. 1, 2017; and
  • meet other criteria of the program;
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The amount of tuition relief decreases as the student’s family income increases, until they reach the maximum income cut-off. The amount of tuition relief will also change based on the size of the family to a maximum family size of seven. This will help make post-secondary education more affordable and accessible for families with multiple children attending university or community college.


Student Financial Assistance program applications for the 2017-18 school year are expected to be available by June 1.