Government student loans and grants are available for students studying at the post-secondary level (college or university courses) in both full-time and part-time options..
What is the difference between full-time and part-time status?
In order to be considered a full-time post-secondary student, you must be registered in a full-time course load:
- Fall: Minimum of 3 post-secondary level courses and 9 academic credits
- Winter: Minimum of 3 post-secondary level courses and 9 academic credits
- Spring: Minimum of 2 post-secondary level courses and 6 academic credits
There are some exceptions to the minimum full-time criteria outlined above. Please contact the Student Funding & Awards Office to discuss your funding options if:
- You are in year 4 of the Bachelor of Applied Motion Picture Arts program
- You are in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Practical Nurse program
- You are registered in a practicum or field study
- You are a student with a permanent disability and have been approved to study at a reduced course load
- You are registered in a pre-employment program - click here for funding information
- You are registered in an apprenticeship program - click here for funding information
If you are registered in a course load that is less than the minimum full-time requirements, you are considered to be a part-time learner and can apply for part-time funding.
IMPORTANT: High school upgrading classes are not post-secondary level courses and are not funded through the same program. Click here for high school level upgrading funding information.