If you are the parent, sponsor or spouse of a student in a category where a contribution is expected of you, you must contribute to the cost of his or her education in proportion to your means. This is the basic principle of the Loans and Bursaries Program.
In calculating how much financial assistance to award a student, we take all required contributions to the cost of his or her education into account, as well as normally related expenses. This is why you need to fill out a declaration form.
No assessment of financial assistance can take place until we have received the declaration form of the parents, sponsor or spouse whose contribution is expected.