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Canada Student Grant for Persons with Dependants

Academic Year:

2012-2013

Who It’s For:

Students who are taking at least 60 percent of a full course load (or at least 40 percent of a full course load and have a permanent disability) and have:

at least one dependant who is less than 12 years old at the beginning of the study period or

• at least one dependant who is 12 years or older who has a permanent disability

Type of Aid:

Grant

Amount of Aid:

$200 per month of study, per dependant child

When to Apply:

Applications are available in April

Deadlines:

See Application deadlines below.

How to Apply:

Use the 2012-2013 OSAP Application for Full-Time Students

Purpose

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.

Deadlines

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).