You may qualify to apply for full-time assistance in New Brunswick if:
- You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, a protected person or registered under the Indian Act, regardless of your citizenship
- You are a New Brunswick resident, as defined by the program
- You have financial need according to program criteria
- You are enrolled or qualified to enroll in an approved degree, diploma or certificate program that is at least 12 weeks long at a designated post-secondary educational institution
- You will be taking at least 60% of a full course load, or 40% if you are a student with a permanent disability (if you are taking a course load that is less than 60%, or 40% if you are a student with a permanent disability, you may be able to get part-time student financial assistance)
- You maintain a satisfactory scholastic standard in your studies.
- You are not delinquent or in default on a previous student loan.
- You pass a credit check (if you are 22 years of age or older and have never gotten a federal and/or provincial student loan)
- You have not gone over your program length plus one additional study period (Periods of Study +1 maximum); and
- You have not exhausted the lifetime assistance limit:
- 340 weeks (including interest-free status) of assistance.
- 400 weeks for students in doctoral studies; or
- 520 weeks for students with a permanent disability.
The Government of Canada offers student grants and loans to part-time students. Visit www.canada.ca/student-financial-assistance for more information on the programs available for students studying part-time and the Part-Time Student Loan and Grant Application.
Refer to the Students with Permanent Disabilities information sheet to learn about available grants for full-time study, eligibility and how to apply.