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Planning for you future | Manitoba Student Aid

What's available to me?

This is where you'll find a list of the grants, bursaries and loans available for eligible students.

Click on each category below to see what funding options may be available to you.


Full-Time Students

If you are going to a university or college, you are a full-time student if you are taking at least 60% of a full course load each term.

If you are going to a private vocational school, you are a full-time student if you are taking a full or 100% course load.

If you have a permanent disability that has been verified through Manitoba Student Aid and are going to university or college, you are a full-time student if you are taking at least 40% of a full course load each term.

Will My Parents' Income Affect My Loan?

Yes. Depending on your age, when you first left high school and your work history, your parents' income is used to calculate your loan.

In most cases, these things are used to calculate your loan if:

  • you have been out of high school for less than four years
  • you have not worked full-time for at least two years while not going to school
Will My Spouse or Partner's Income and Financial Assets Affect My Loan?

Yes. Depending on when you got married or how long you have been in a common-law relationship, your spouse or partner's income and assets are used to calculate your loan.

In most cases, your spouse or partner's income and financial assets are used if:

  • you are or were married during your first term of school
  • you have lived with your partner in a common-law relationship for at least 12 months before the first day of school
  • your partner is not also a full-time student
Will My Children Affect My Loan?

Yes. For each child under the age of 18, expenses are added to your assessment.

If you have children under age 12 who live with you at least 50% of the time, you may also qualify for the Canada Student Grant for Full-time Students with Dependants.

Grants and Bursaries for Full-Time Students


Part-Time Students

If you are going to a university or college, you are a part-time student if you are taking 20 to 59% of a full course load each term.

If you have a permanent disability that has been verified through Manitoba Student Aid and are going to a university or college, you are a part-time student if you are taking 20 to 39% of a full course load each term.

To apply for a part-time student loan, complete this paper application (Adobe PDF Document 718 KB).

Will My Parents' Income Affect My Loan?

No. As a part-time student, your parents' income will not affect your loan.

Will My Spouse or Partner's Income Affect My Loan?

Yes, your spouse or partner's income is used to calculate your loan.

Will My Children Affect My Loan?

Yes. If you have children under age 12 who live with you at least 50% of the time, you may qualify for the Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependants.

Grants for Part-Time Students


Students with a Permanent Disability

If you have a Manitoba Student Aid-verified permanent disability, you are eligible for the same loans and grants as other full-time and part-time students. You may also be eligible for grants that take into account your disability.

Grants for Students with a Permanent Disability


Indigenous Students

If you are of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, you are eligible for the same loans and grants, and are subject to the same loan limits, as other full-time and part-time students. You may also be eligible for grants or awards that take into account your Indigenous ancestry.

Grants for Indigenous Students

Status Report | Manitoba Student Aid

Status Report

Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative
Check out the webpage for details:
Manitoba.ca/bursaires