Parental Contribution

Your parents’ contribution is determined based on the income they report in their declaration form. Filing a declaration form is mandatory, because the amount of your parents’ contribution must be included in the calculation of your financial assistance. As such, no assessment will be made until we have received your parents’ declaration form.

If your parents live together, both of them need to fill out the declaration form. However, if they no longer live together, only the declaration by the parent that you live with or lived with will be required.

Disposable Income

We use the gross income of your parent(s) to calculate their disposable income and then deduct any applicable exemptions. An exemption in the amount of $3 042 is granted for each dependent child (excluding you). If you have a major functional disability, an additional exemption of $2 582 is granted.

Calculation of disposable income


(Gross income – exemptions)
=
Disposable income


Expected Contribution

A progressive contribution rate is then applied to the resulting disposable income in order to determine the parents’ or single parent’s expected contribution.

Contribution expected from parents that live together
Disposable Income Expected contribution (fixed portion and applicable rate)
$0 to $45 000 $0
$45 001 to $72 000 $0 on the first $45 000 and 19% on the remainder
$72 001 to $82 000 $5 130 on the first $72 000 and 29% on the remainder
$82 001 to $92 000 $8 030 on the first $82 000 and 39% on the remainder
$92 001 + $11 930 on the first $92 000 and 49% on the remainder
Contribution expected from a single parent
Disposable Income Expected contribution (fixed portion and applicable rate)
$0 to $40 000 $0
$40 001 to $67 000 $0 on the first $40 000 and 19% on the remainder
$67 001 to $77 000 $5 130 on the first $67 000 and 29% on the remainder
$77 001 to $87 000 $8 030 on the first $77 000 and 39% on the remainder
$87 001 + $11 930 on the first $87 000 and 49% on the remainder

The result is divided by the number of secondary level vocational training or postsecondary students for whom the parental contribution is required.

Calculation of the contribution

The following calculation establishes the amount of the parental contribution:


(Disposable income – fixed portion) x applicable rate
÷
(Number of students for whom the parental contribution is expected)
=
Parental contribution


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