Federal

Canada Student Grants and Loans

Easy application

Tax filing required

The Canada Student Financial Assistance Program offers student grants and loans to full-time and part-time students. Grants and loans help students pay for their post-secondary education.

  • Apply for grants and loans in one application, directly with your province of residence
  • You don't need to repay grants you receive
  • You need to repay loans after finishing school, with interest
  • You may be eligible for more than 1 type of grant - when you apply with your province, they will assess your eligibility for all available grants

The amount you can receive depends on several things, including:

  • your province or territory of residence
  • your family income
  • if you have dependents
  • your tuition fees and living expenses
  • if you have a disability

The amount you can receive in grants and loans is calculated when you apply with your province or territory.

To find out if you can receive Canada Student Grants or Loans, use the federal student aid estimator. Note that this estimator doesn't take into account the provincial and territorial student grants and loans.

List of federal student grants

Your eligibility for all Canada Student Grants is assessed when you apply with your province or territory:

Go to the student grants and loans service of your province to:

  • find out if you're eligible for student grants and loans
  • know how much you could get
  • apply for student grants and loans in one application

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

You must first apply for student aid through your provincial or territorial student aid office before you can become eligible for Canada Student Grants and Loans.

After you apply, your provincial or territorial student aid service will be in touch with you for the steps that will follow.

Provincial and territorial student aid offices:

If you have questions about student aid contact your province or territory. If you already have a grant or a loan you can:

Last updated: January 18, 2022