Assistance is available for part-time students taking between 20% and 59% of a full course load. Below is the application for part-time students. Eligibility for part-time Canada Student Loans and Grants is assessed based on student income and family size. The amount of funding awarded is calculated based on education costs, including tuition, compulsory fees, learning supplies (i.e., text books and instruments), local transportation, and daycare. Eligible part-time students in Canada could get up to a maximum of $10,000 outstanding federal loans in addition to grant funding.
The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship is available to part-time students. To be considered eligible, students must be a Grade 12 graduate (2012 or later) and enroll in a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution. To receive the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship of $500 each year (maximum of $2,000), students will be required to apply for a part-time student loan and complete a Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship form. Applying for a part-time student loan to access grants does not mean students have to take a loan. They can choose to receive grants only by indicating this on their part-time application form.
New for 2020-21: In response to concerns about the impact of COVID-19, the Canada Student Grant for part-time students has increased from up to $1,800 to up to $3,600 for the 2020-21 loan year.
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 part-time 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
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 the grants only by indicating this on your part-time student loan application form.
Applicants must complete both the Part-Time Loan application AND the Saskatchewan Student Grant For Part-Time Studies and/or Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship Confirmation of Enrolment, in order to process the loan application.
If you have an Advanced Education Portal account, you can upload documents to the Student Service Centre. Simply log in to your portal account and access the upload document feature.