Government Financial Aid
All Canadian provinces and territories provide financial aid programs. Depending on your province or territory of residence, you may be able to apply for government student loans and bursaries. These loans are interest-free and remain non-repayable as long as you are a full-time student in an approved post-secondary program.
Financial assistance from any province or territory is based on the assumption that parents will help their children financially during the first four years of university studies. If you qualify, your financial aid program takes into account the cost of your tuition and compulsory fees, books, equipment, and a living allowance to determine your level of assistance.
- You are a student from Ontario
Visit the section OSAP for the step-by-step application process, deadlines and to get information on particular situations.
- You are a student from Quebec
Did you know? Your level of financial aid is adjusted based on Ontario tuition rates. Therefore, you might be given a higher loan certificate up front as the province of Quebec takes into consideration the higher cost of tuition. Visit the section Other Provinces or Territories Programs.