The deadline for submitting an application for an Explore bursary has now passed.
Bursaries will be awarded at the beginning of April 2014.
March 8, 2014
If you have not filed your confirmation of financial resources for 2013 as of February 20, 2014, you must do so even if your income has not changed. Otherwise, your financial assistance instalments will be suspended as of March 2014. Please note that you must fill out the form again, even if you filled it out in the fall. Once you have filed your confirmation, your instalments should be reinstated within a few days.
You can update or confirm your financial resources on-line. Simply click on On-Line Access to Your File! under the menu Your On-Line Services. Fill out the Identification section, then click on the Full-time forms and Confirmation of Financial Resources. You can access the form any time until you send it.
Your income will be verified by Revenu Québec in May, 2014, and any differences will lead to an adjustment of your instalments. Remember, you are required to inform us of any change in your circumstances over the course of the year that might affect the amount of financial assistance awarded to you. By ensuring that your file is up-to-date with accurate information, you will avoid any of a number of inconveniences, such as:
February 21, 2014
You can now use the assessment simulator to estimate the amount of financial assistance that could be awarded to you under the Loans and Bursaries Program for award year 2014-2015.
To access this tool on our Web site, click on Financial assistance for educational expenses assessment simulator in the Your On-Line Services menu.
February 17, 2014
Aide financière aux études recently sent out documents to students required to file a 2013 income tax return (e.g. Relevé 1 or T4A tax slip, letter certifying a payment to Aide financière aux études). If you have not received any documents it means your file did not contain a loan to bursary conversion, loan remission, repayment of bursary overpayment or interest paid on your student loan during 2013.
It is always possible however that a document required for your 2013 income tax return was in fact produced but not received by you. If this is the case, you can see whether a duplicate exists in the On-Line Access to Your File! Tax duplicates tab. You can print a copy of the duplicate and include it in your income tax return instead of the original.
February 17, 2014