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If you decide to attend post-secondary education, you can apply for money to help with the costs. When you apply, the government will assess your financial situation and offer you grants and loans based on your need. The 2021-22 student loan application is now available. Use the new upload feature in the Advanced Education Student Portal to submit your documents. If you do not have an existing Advanced Education Student Portal account, or you need to submit documents on behalf of the applicant, you can upload your documents online using the Post-Secondary Document Uploader.
If you have been accepted into post-secondary studies, you can apply for money to help with the costs. When you apply, the government will assess your financial situation and offer you grants and loans based on your need.
Effective August 1, 2021, the following changes are incorporated in to the integrated Canada/Saskatchewan Student Loan assessment for new and returning students in the 2021-22 academic year.
Indigenous students are eligible to access all student loan and grant programs. There are also some features of the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program specifically for Indigenous students, as well as other supports available to all students that may be of interest to you.
Students with permanent disabilities are eligible to access all student loan and grant programs. There are also some features of the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program specifically for students with permanent disabilities, as well as other supports available to all students that may be of interest to you.
An adult learner is someone who enrols in post-secondary studies after at least 10 years away from high school. Adult learners are eligible to access all student loan and grant programs. There are also some features of the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program specifically for adult learners, as well as other supports available to all students that may be of interest to you.
Financial assistance is available to help part-time students pay for post-secondary education. Eligible part-time students in Canada could get up to $10,000 in federal loans in addition to grant funding. Students taking between 20% and 59% of a full course load (or between 20% and 39% if you are a student with a permanent disability) at a designated post-secondary institution, can apply for Part-time loans and grants.
Part-time Canada Student Loans and Grants and Saskatchewan part-time grant is assessed based on student income and family size. The amount of funding awarded is calculated based on education costs, including tuition, learning supplies (i.e., textbooks and equipment costs), local transportation, and daycare.
The Canada Student Grant for part-time students has increased from up to $1,800 to up to $3,600 for 2021-22 and 2022-23.
If you are a student with dependants who is eligible for part-time student loans and whose income is below the low-income threshold, you may be eligible to receive the grant up to $120 per week up to a maximum of $3,840.
If you are a student with a permanent disability who is eligible for part-time student loans, you will be eligible to receive the Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities. You will be automatically considered for this grant in your student loan application. This grant provides $4,000 per school year to assist with educational or living costs.
Part-time students with permanent disabilities may be eligible to receive up to $22,000 to help offset exceptional, education-related costs.
The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship is available to part-time students. If you are a Grade 12 graduate (2012 or later) and enrol in a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to receive the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship. Starting 2021-22, the Scholarship will provide $750 (up from $500) per year, with a lifetime maximum of $3,000, to eligible grade 12 graduates, including Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED® students. To receive this Scholarship, students are required to apply for a student loan.
Applying for a part-time student loan to access grants does not mean you have to take a loan if you prefer not to. When you apply for a part-time student loan, you are assessed for a mix of non-repayable grants and repayable loans. You can choose to receive grants only by indicating this on your part-time application form.
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