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Eligibility Requirements for the Loans Program

You are eligible for the Loans Program for Part-Time Studies if:

  • you are a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident, refugee or protected person status as set out in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
  • you are a part-time student, not deemed full-time  
  • you are enrolled at a recognized educational institution
  • your courses comprise the following number of credits or course hours: 
    • Secondary school vocational training: 76 to 179 course hours
    • College: 76 to 179 course hours
    • University (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs): 6 to 11 credits
  • you have not exceeded the maximum number of months of studies for which financial assistance can be awarded
  • you have not reached the established Loans Program for Part-Time Studies debt limit 

If you are enrolled in distance education, you can qualify for the Loans Program for Part-Time Studies, as long as both your educational institution and program are recognized by the Ministère.

You are not eligible for the Loans Program for Part-Time Studies if:

  • you are enrolled in courses as an auditor
  • you are enrolled in language courses that are not part of a recognized program 
  • another organization, such as Emploi-Québec or the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, is paying your educational expenses and/or childcare expenses for a term
  • you are enrolled in a distance-only program at an educational institution outside Québec
  • you are an independent student outside Québec
  • you receive student financial assistance from a government other than the Québec government

Educational expenses and/or childcare expenses coverage

You will not qualify for the Loans Program for Part-Time Studies if:

  • another organization, such as Emploi-Québec or the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, is paying your educational expenses and/or childcare expenses for a term
  • you are a participant in the Emploi-Québec Job Readiness—Companies program

Loans and Bursaries Program

You cannot qualify for the Loans Program for Part-Time Studies if you are already a beneficiary of the Loans and Bursaries Program. Only one of these programs can be used in a given term.