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Additional Grants for Adult Learners Enrolling in Post-Secondary Education

Released on July 18, 2018

Students enrolling in post-secondary studies after several years away from school are eligible to access all student loan and grant programs through the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program.  There are new features to the program that help eligible adult learners pay for post-secondary education.

These include:
  • $200 per month in additional grant money for full-time students who have been out of high school for at least 10 years;
  • A person who has lost their job or experienced a drop in income may qualify for additional assistance and may have their current income used to assess Canada Student Grant eligibility; and
  • Ability to request grants-only funding and decline the loans portion.
“Our government understands that returning to post-secondary education after several years away can be challenging,” Advanced Education Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.  “We hope that these additional grants and features will make it easier for adult learners to pursue post-secondary education.”

There are also additional features to the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program to benefit adult learners with dependants.
  • Full-time or part-time students with dependant children may be eligible for monthly living allowances based on their income and the number and age of their children, which will include a monthly allowance for daycare.  These students may also receive additional grants for being students with dependants; and
  • Students with children do not have to make the fixed student contribution.
Students can now submit their student financial assistance applications for the 2018-19 student loan year for academic programs beginning on or after August 1, 2018.  Students are encouraged to apply early.

More information on Saskatchewan Student Loans can be found at or by calling 1-800-597-8278.


For more information, contact:

Marieka Andrew
Advanced Education 
Phone: 306-798-3170

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