Government Assistance

Money Matters


In Canada, student financial assistance is available from the federal and provincial/territorial governments. There are two main forms of assistance available: loans and grants. Student loans must be paid back where grants, in most cases, do not need to be repaid.

You apply for government student assistance in your home province even if you are planning to study in another province. Government student assistance is intended to help you pay for your education. The amount of assistance available will depend on your personal and family situation and can only be determined after you have submitted an application.


Student Loan Calculator

Find out how much you might be eligible to receive in student loans!


Benefits of Government Student Assistance

  • Interest free while you are a full-time student
  • No payments required while you are a full-time student
  • You do not need to have a co-signer or collateral
  • A portion of your loan may be forgiven
  • You may also be considered for non-repayable funding such grants and bursaries

Find out more about government student assistance for residents of Saskatchewan or residents of other Canadian provinces/territories.


U.S. Student Loans

Find out more about student loans for residents of the United States.