Government of New Brunswick
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    Student financial assistance from the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick is designed to help eligible New Brunswick residents access post-secondary educational opportunities and to encourage them to complete their education in a timely and successful manner.

    All federal and provincial student loan, grant and bursary programs for New Brunswick post-secondary students are administered by Student Financial Services.

    Information regarding financial assistance for part-time students can be obtained on the CanLearn Web site at, from the Canada Student Loans Program Guide for Part-time Studies, or by calling Student Financial Services.


    To be eligible for full-time federal and provincial student financial assistance, you must meet all of the following conditions:

    . You must be a student with dependents.
    . You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or be designated as a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    . You must be a resident of New Brunswick (see Section 3 of the application form);
    . You must demonstrate financial need (see “How Your Need Is Calculated”) in the Information Guide located at;
    . You must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of 60 per cent of a full-time course load (students with a permanent disability must enrol in at least 40 per cent of a full-time course load);
    . You must be enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program of a duration of at least 12 weeks at a designated post-secondary educational institution;
    . You must maintain a Satisfactory Scholastic Standard;
    . You must be within the Periods of Studies Plus 1 Limit and the Lifetime Limit;
    . Your previous Canada or New Brunswick Student Loans must be in good standing or have been repaid; and
    . You must pass the federal and provincial credit checks if you are a first-time applicant 22 years of age or older.


    Students who qualify for a Canada Student Loan and meet the grant eligibility requirements can receive $200 per month of study, per child under 12 years of age (at the beginning of the academic year).

    You are eligible if you:

    · apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan;
    · are from a low-income family as defined by the Canada Student Loans Program;
    · are enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program (minimum 12 weeks within a period of 15 consecutive weeks) at a designated post-secondary institution; and,
    · have a dependant who will be under 12 years of age at the beginning of the study period.

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