Grant for Students from Low-Income Families

Under this grant, students from low-income families who qualify for a federal student loan and meet the specific grant eligibility requirements will receive $250 per month of study. This grant is available for all years of a university undergraduate, college, or trade school program.

Delivered by: Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Eligibility Information

You are eligible if you:

Application Information

When you apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan in your province or territory of permanent residence, you will automatically be assessed for this grant.

  • Eligibility for this grant is determined during the assessment of the student loan process.
  • Loan application forms are available from provincial and territorial student financial aid offices in educational institutions.

Related Information

Canada Student Grants are money that you do not pay back. You may be eligible to receive more than one grant at the same time. For more information visit