Government of New Brunswick
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The Tuition Relief for the Middle Class 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 Tuition Relief for the Middle Class, 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 Tuition Relief for the Middle Class is based on family size and income.

The Tuition Relief for the Middle Class 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.