Canada Student Loans for Part-Time Studies
The Government of Canada offers loans and grants for part-time studies to students taking between 20% and 59% of a full course load.
As a part-time student, you may be eligible to borrow up to $10,000 in Canada Student Loans. You are not required to make monthly payments on your loan while you are attending school (in-study).
There is no maximum duration of assistance for part-time students. However, the maximum loan amount you can have outstanding at any time cannot exceed $10,000.
Canada Student Grants for Part-Time Students
Students who apply for a loan for part-time studies through the Student Financial Services Division and meet the grant eligibility requirements could receive one or more of the following Canada Student Grants.
Grant for Part-Time Students
Part-time students from low-income families may be eligible for up to $1,200 per academic year. This grant is issued at the beginning and middle of the school year.
Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependants
Part-time students with up to two children under 12 years of age may be eligible for $40 per week of study, and part-time students with three or more children may be eligible for $60 per week of study. This grant is issued at the beginning and middle of the school year.
Important: Part-time students with disabled dependants 12 years of age or older may be eligible for this grant. In these cases, proof of the disability in the form of a medical certificate or documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial disability assistance is required.