Loans and Bursaries Program
The Loans and Bursaries Program is meant for full-time students or students deemed full-time in occupational training, college or university programs. In all cases, enrolment must be in an educational institution that is recognized by the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology or by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports.
The purpose of the program is to enable individuals with insufficient financial resources to pursue their studies by providing financial assistance. Students do, however, retain primary responsibility for the cost of their education.
The earlier, the better!
In order to be sure to receive your financial assistance at the beginning of the academic year, apply in May and submit all required documents as soon as possible. This will speed up processing of your file.
Do you wish to challenge a decision?
If you do not agree with a decision rendered by Aide financière aux études despite that it complies with the rules in effect, you may request a review.
Accessing and correcting information
The Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information gives you the right to access and correct your personal information kept by the Ministère.
For additional information about the Loans and Bursaries Program, please contact the staff at your school’s financial assistance office or call us at 1-418-643-3750 or 1-877-643-3750 (toll free in Canada and the U.S.A.).
Call our interactive telephone line
Our interactive telephone line provides timely information on the status of your Loans and Bursaries Program file. You may also check your student file on-line in the On-Line Access to Your File! section of our Web site.
Interactive telephone line (recorded messages only)
1-888-345-4505 (toll free in Canada and the U.S.A.)