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Canada student loan and grant programs

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Canada Student Loans and Grants are provided by the Government of Canada to help students pay for post-secondary education. The Yukon Department of Education administers the Canada Student Loan and Grant Programs on behalf of the Government of Canada.

Visit http://www.canlearn.ca/ for more information.

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You can apply for a Canada Student Loan in one of the following categories

As a Dependent Student
You are considered to be a Dependent Student if, at the start of your classes, you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You are pursuing post-secondary education within four years of leaving high school or you have never been in the labour force full-time for two 12-month periods or more, and
  • You have never been married or in a common-law relationship and
  • You have never been a single parent with legal custody and financial responsibility for supporting a child
  • You are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident 

As an Independent Student
You are considered to be an Independent Student if, at the start of your classes, you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have been out of high school for four years or
  • You have been in the labour force full-time for at least two 12-month periods, or
  • You have no parent, guardian or other supporting relative, due to death or disappearance
  • Your marriage or common-law relationship has ended, or 
  • You were a single parent and your child(ren) are no longer in your care
        

As a Married/Common-Law Student
You are considered to be a Married/Common Law Student if, at the date of your loan application, you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are legally married
  • You have been living in a conjugal relationship for at least one year 
          

As a Single Parent Student
You are considered to be a Single Parent Student if, at the start of your classes, you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have legal and physical custody and responsibility for supporting a child
  • You are not currently married or in a common-law relationship
        

Where do I apply for a Canada Student Loan?

  • If you are a Dependent Student, apply in the territory or province where your family has most recently maintained a family home for at least 12 months in a row. If your parents are separated or divorced, choose the province or territory of the parent with whom you normally live. If you don’t live with either parent, your province of residence is that of the parent who supports you financially. 
  • If you are an Independent Student, apply in the territory or province where you have lived most recently for 12 months in a row, not counting time spent in full-time post-secondary studies.
  • If you are a Married/Common-Law Student, apply in the territory or province where you last lived for at least 12 months in a row before the date of your loan application, not counting time spent in full-time post-secondary studies. There are exceptions to this rule; if your partner lives and/or works in a province or territory other than Yukon, contact the Student Financial Assistance office for more information.
  • If you are a Single Parent Student, apply in the territory or province where you have lived most recently for 12 months in a row, not counting time spent in full-time post-secondary studies.

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Canada Student Loans and Grants for Part-Time Students

Getting a university, college or trade school education has never been more important. Canada Student Loans and Grants make getting an education more affordable for part-time students.

How much loan funding can I receive?

Part-time students may receive up to $10,000 in Canada Student Loans. You apply for your part-time loan in the province/territory where you last lived for 12 months in a row while not in full-time post-secondary studies.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a Canada Student Loan for Part-Time Studies you must

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person;
  • Be a permanent resident of a province or territory that issues Canada Student Loans;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Be enrolled in a degree, diploma or technical program of at least 12 weeks of study at a designated educational institution; and
  • Be enrolled in a course load that is between 20 and 60% of a full course load (less than 40% for students with permanent disabilities).

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Canada Student Grants for Part-time Students

Students may qualify for one or more of the Canada Student Grants. Grants do not have to be paid back, and you may be eligible to receive more than one grant at the same time.

Eligibility for most Canada Student Grants is automatically assessed when you qualify for a Canada Student Loan.

Grant for part-time students:
Part-time students from low-income families may qualify for up to $1,800 per year in grants.

Grant for part-time students with dependents:
Under this grant, part-time students with up to 2 children under 12 years of age may be eligible for $40 per week of study, and part-time students with 3 or more children may be eligible for $60 per week of study.

All Canada Student Grants can be combined with those available for students with permanent disabilities.

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Contact - Student Financial Assistance

Advanced Education
Yukon Education

Mail:
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6

In person:
1000 Lewes Blvd, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-5929 Fax: 867-667-8555
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5929
Email: sfa@gov.yk.ca

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