Canada Student Grant for Persons with Dependants
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 www.canlearn.ca, 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 www.studentaid.gc.ca);
. 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.