Part-time student funding


Loan and grant funding is available to students attending post-secondary studies part-time.

I need part-time student financial assistance

Apply for a part-time student loan

If you are studying part-time at a designated post-secondary institution in Canada you may be eligible for the federal part-time student loan program.

Students apply for student financial assistance to the province based on the residency requirements below:

  • If the student is classified as Group A (dependent), residency is defined as the Canadian province in which the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), sponsor or legal guardian have lived most recently for 12 continuous months.
  • If the student is classified as Group B (independent), residency is defined as the Canadian province in which the student has lived most recently for 12 continuous months (excluding any time spent in full-time post-secondary study).

The assessment for part-time students is also different than for full-time students. The part-time student loan program does not cover living costs. It allows for:

  • tuition,
  • books,
  • supplies,
  • transportation, and
  • child care up to the funding maximums.

Find out more about determining your eligibility or how to apply for a part-time loan.


Other funding programs

The following programs may also help you:

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