The Canadian Government grants for students are always very helpful for covering school expenses. Tuition, living and school supplies can cause big problems because they are simply too high. We are seeing students taking college loans and part-time jobs in order to complete their education. Student loans require paying back the full amount of money and part-time jobs are taking away students’ time causing low grades. Because a grant doesn’t require to be paid back, we offer you few possibilities for grants for students in Canada.
Canadian Government grants for students from families with low-income
This grant possibility offers $250 for each month of the school year. It’s available each year as long as your undergraduate studies last and you can still qualify for it. You are eligible if you qualify for student financial assistance and you are coming from low-income family defined by the Loans Program for Canadian Students. You will also qualify if you are enrolled in a full-time program that lasts at least 2 years and designed at a post-secondary school.
Canadian Government grants for students from families with middle-income
This grant offers $100 each month of the school year, as well. You will also maintain this grant during the period of your undergraduate studies as long as you are qualified for it. This grant isn’t available for those students who are located in Quebec, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. These provinces have their own financial programs for assisting students. You are eligible for this grant program if you come from middle-income family that is defined by the same Loans Program for Canadian Students.
Canadian Government grants for students with dependants (full-time)
This government grant offers $200 per month for every dependent child. You are eligible to get this grant for every year of your studies (graduate and undergraduate level) if you stay qualified for this. A student is eligible for these grants if he qualifies for getting financial assistance and comes from a low-income family. A student is qualified if he has a diploma, certificate program or a degree from post-secondary designated institution. The last eligibility need is to have a dependant who is under 12 years of age when the study period starts.
Canadian Government grants for students with dependants (part-time)
The Canadian Government provides grants for those who have dependent children. These grants include:
- Maximum of $40 for each study week if a family has 1 or 2 dependants at home.
- Maximum of $60 for each study week for 3 or more dependants.
- Total amount of $1920 per whole school year.
These grants are available for after high school studies. You are eligible if you are qualified for financial help and applied for a part-time school program which lasts 12 weeks. Also, you will be eligible if you have a dependant who is under 12 years of age when the school period starts.
Canadian Government grants for students who have permanent disabilities
The grants for students provided by the Government of Canada give $2,000 per school year for those students with permanent disabilities. You’ll get this grant if you are eligible for it. The eligibility requirements are:
- Student financial assistance application and qualification
- Application for part-time or full-time program at post secondary school
- Meet all criteria for students who have permanent disabilities
- Along with your application you must include a proof: psycho-educational assessment, medical certificate, or proof that you have received assistance for permanent disability.
If you have difficulty for covering the educational costs, you can apply for these grants every year. You just need to see if you meet the criteria and if you are eligible for some of these grants.