Need financial assistance?

Don’t put it off: Do it now!!

What’s the difference between a loan and a bursary?

  • Loan: money that you are required to pay back once you leave or graduate from the program
  • Bursary (aka grant): money that does not need to be paid back
  • Students qualify for a loan first; based on financial need, students may also qualify for a bursary

What is an On-Line Assessment?

  • Provides an estimate of the loan and/or bursary that you could receive
  • The actual amount of financial aid received will be determined by Aide financière aux etudes (AFE)
  • Available at www.afe.gouv.qc.ca under “Your On-Line Services” then “Assessment Simulator”
  • It is important to complete an online assessment before applying to determine if you are eligible for a loan
  • Completing an online assessment does not commit you to a loan.

How do I apply?

  • Available at www.afe.gouv.qc.ca under “On-Line Access to your File” then “Student”
  • You will need your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and your Permanent Code
  • There are a number of documents required for an application: these will vary based on your residency in Quebec and Canada, your marital status, if you have children, your employment, and your previous education
  • Paper applications are also available if you do not have a Permanent Code yet.

My program is 2 years – do I have to apply again?

  • An application is only valid for that academic year; if you require financial assistance for the second year of your program, you will need to submit a second application

When will I receive my money?

  • It normally takes 4-6 weeks for an application to be processed once the required documents are received (this can be 6-8 weeks during the high volume period in September-October)
  • Completing the application early will increase the likelihood that funds will be available in September

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