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What are the options for funding?

Types of Funding at a Glance

The chart below shows the type of financial assistance and short details.

Canada Student Loan (CSL)

Interest-free while you are going to school full-time. Interest starts to accumulate as soon as you stop going to school full-time. Payments start six months after you stop going to school full-time.

Manitoba Student Loan (MSL)

Interest-free while you are going to school full-time and during repayment. Payments start six months after you stop going to school full-time.

Manitoba Bursary

Students are automatically considered for this program when they submit their application for Canada and Manitoba Student Loans. Indigenous learners who self-identify may be eligible for additional Manitoba Bursary.

Canada Student Grant for Full-time Students with Dependants

Available to low-income full-time students with children under the age of 12 or person(s) who are wholly dependent by reason of a mental or physical infirmity.

Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students

Available to eligible students based on their family size, previous year’s Gross Family Income, and program length.

Skills Boost Top-up to the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students

Students who are eligible for the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students and who have been out of secondary school for at least 10 years, may be eligible for an additional grant.

Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

Helps full-time and part-time permanently disabled students with living costs, tuition and books.

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

Requires a separate application. Available to eligible students to help pay for specialized equipment and services for school.

Part-time Canada Student Loan

Accumulate interest while you are in school. You can make interest-only payments while in school or make no payments until six months after your studies end.

Canada Student Grant for Part-time Studies

For students studying part-time whose family income falls within the "low-income" level as defined by the Canada Student Loans Program.

Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students with Dependants

Available to part-time students with children under the age of 12 or person(s) who are wholly dependent by reason of a mental or physical infirmity.

Aboriginal Education Award

Helps Indigenous students with the costs of tuition, books and supplies. Visit: Business Council of Manitoba – Aboriginal Education Awards

Status Report | Manitoba Student Aid

Status Report

The 2018/2019 Fall/Winter Online Application is now available!
You can apply above, or check out all the changes to this year's application in our Newsletter!