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.

    You can also get information about financial assistance for part-time students at CanLearn.ca, from the Canada Student Loans Part-time Studies pamphlet, or by calling Student Financial Services (SFS).

    Eligibility

    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 permanent disabilities.
    . 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.

    Description

    The application form is located on the Student Financial Services web site at www.studentaid.gnb.ca .

    Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities: Formerly named the Canada Study Grant for the Accommodation of Students with Permanent Disabilities. Under this grant, students with permanent disabilities who have exceptional education-related costs such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids receive up to $8,000 per academic year. Once your application is processed, you will receive written notification of your eligibility. A separate application form, available at www.studentaid.gnb.ca, is required for this grant.

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    Fredericton