New Brunswick

Student Financial Services

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Tax filing not required

Student Financial Services may help you with the costs of your post-secondary studies. With one application, you will be considered for student financial assistance from both the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada.

Student financial assistance is needs-based and is not meant to fully fund your post-secondary education and living costs. It is meant to supplement, not replace, other resources to pay for post-secondary education.

Applications are available for both full-time and part-time post-secondary studies. Grants are also available for students with permanent disabilities.

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 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.

Before you apply, read the Student financial assistance handbook (pdf). Once you have reviewed all the information, apply online for the Student Financial Assistance Application Full-Time Study.

Last updated: August 24, 2022