Learn about Student Financial Assistance

Learn about Student Financial Assistance

What is the Student Financial Assistance Program?

The Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada work together to help you access and and pay for post-secondary education. With one application, you will be automatically considered for student financial assistance, which may include loans, grants and bursaries from both the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada. (A separate application is required if you are applying for the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.)

The Student Financial Assistance program offers funding for school through two kinds of money:

  • Student Loans - money you have to repay
  • Grants and Bursaries - money you don't have to pay back

Funding is available for both full-time and part-time students, and is based on a number of factors, including your family income.

What costs can the program help with?

The Student Financial Assistance Program can help you pay for:

  • Tuition and other mandatory fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Return transportation
  • Childcare (for students with dependent children, if applicable)
  • Living allowance (full-time students only)
  • Incidental allowance (part-time students only)
  • Computer-related costs (full-time students only)

Who can get student financial assistance?

Assistance is available to full-time and part-time post-secondary education students who meet the eligibility requirements.  Find out if you qualify!