As a component of the OSAP Application for Full-Time Students, the Canada Student Grant for Persons with Dependants provides grant aid to full-time students with dependant children who are under 12 years of age at the beginning of the study period and/or dependant children who are 12 years of age or older who have a permanent disability.
Amount of Aid
$200 per month of study, per dependant child
Who Can Get This Aid
Students from a low-income family with a dependant under the age of 12 and/or a dependant with a permanent disability who is 12 years of age or older. Your program of study must be at the postsecondary level (degree, diploma or certificate program).
How to Apply
You do not have to fill out a separate application form for this grant because your eligibility is based on the information supplied on your 2012-2013 OSAP Application for Full-Time Students. This application is available online or in paper format. For complete details go to Filling out an Application.
The deadline that your financial aid office must receive your completed application and all required documents is based on the length of your study period:
• One- term program (12 to 20 weeks in duration) – Your documents must be received by your financial aid office within the first 30 days of your study period.
• Two- and three-term program (21 to 52 weeks in duration) – Your documents must be received by your financial aid office no later than 90 days before the end of your study period.
Note: If your application is received after the first 45 days from your study period start date, it will be assigned a penalty and your funding will be based on your application received date rather than your study period start date.
Documents You Need to Provide
Copies of each dependent child’s birth certificate must be submitted in order to be considered for this grant.
How to Check the Status of Your Application
Information about the status of your grant is available on this website. Just log in to find the latest information regarding your OSAP Application for Full-Time Students.
How and When You Get Your Aid
The way that you get your aid is changing for 2012-2013. For complete details go to Getting your Aid.
How a Change to Your Situation Affects Your Current Aid
If you withdraw from studies or change from full- to part-time status within 30 calendar days of the first day of classes, the National Student Loans Service Centre will convert all or part of any Canada Student Grants that have been issued to you to a loan.
Furthermore, if a reassessment of your application determines that you are ineligible for previously issued Canada Student Grant(s), all of part of those grant(s) will be converted into a loan in accordance with the conditions stated on your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement.
For more information on Canada Student Grants and the conditions under which they may be converted to a loan, please contact the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC).